New online course helps to prevent landlord discrimination.

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Equal Rights Center Online Course Educates Landlords on Fair Housing

May 10, 2019

By Cameron Jenkins

The Equal Rights Center wants you to know your rights when it comes to housing. With a new online program, landlords can be come masters of fair housing themselves.

Complete with the latest information on local protection laws and D.C. occupancy codes, this interactive course allows those in the District to be aware of discriminatory housing practices and become an informed.

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The course "reviews protected classes like source of income and status as a victim of an intra-family offense under the D.C. Human Rights Act, details about how local occupancy codes intersect with fair housing requirements, requirements for criminal records screening, and best practices for complying with them all," the website states.

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The Equal Rights Center, which has been advocating for fair housing in the District since 1983, has created the course to continue to "eliminate unlawful and unfair discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations in its home community of Greater Washington, D.C. and nationwide."

It is currently available for purchase for $55 per person.

Reasources are also available for renters.

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