Statewide Virtual Meeting Mon Apr 25: Discrimination: Protected Classes, How to Offer Equal Housing Opportunity

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This presentation will give a comprehensive overview of federal and state protected classes. We're fortunate to live in a country and a state where we cannot be denied housing because of our belonging to a protected class. But as rental housing operators, we do have to deny applications. We will review:

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1968 as Amended,
  • Massachusetts General Law Chapter 151B,
  • The full list of federal and state protected classes,
  • Prohibited steering,
  • Enforcement actions,
  • And more!

Attendees will leave confident in our ability to offer equal housing opportunity while still screening for success in rental housing.

Attorney Jordana Roubicek Greenman
Attorney Jordana Greenman
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Equal housing opportunity is fun, rewarding and easy once you know how.

Part of this presentation will be given by Attorney Jordana Roubicek Greenman, a real estate lawyer and recipient of the Super Lawyers Rising Star award 2012-2020. Attorney Greenman has a solo practice with a main office in Watertown and additional office in Downtown Boston. Her practice consists of a broad range of real estate-related legal matters, including commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes, condominium association representation, general real estate litigation and commercial and residential real estate closings. Attorney Greenman has a well-respected reputation for aggressively advocating for her clients' goals and ensuring beneficial outcomes at a reasonable cost. She was among the first attorneys to take legal action in response to the unfunded eviction moratorium and has been working as co-counsel on a pro bono basis with the recent Boston Eviction Moratorium.

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Patrick Sullivan of Obtainable Sobriety, also a MassLandlords Director, will moderate networking time.
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Networking time will be moderated by Patrick Sullivan. Patrick has been an avid landlord since 2007 primarily focusing on multi families in the greater Worcester area. Having worked in high level IT his whole life he looks at things from a different perspective which he applies to real estate. He became a Real Estate agent in 2015 and now primarily focuses on Sober living facilities for people recently out of drug and alcohol treatment centers. Patrick sits on the statewide MassLandlords Board of Directors.

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Monday, April 25th

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 5:40pm Business Update
  • 6:00pm Discrimination
  • 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends

Participation is Easy

We have two formats of online events:

  • Virtual meetings include optional audience participation via video, phone, and screenshare and are not recorded.
  • Webinars have limited participation options (typed questions only) and are recorded.

Our virtual registration desk is open for all events one hour starting 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Call 774-314-1896 or email hello@masslandlords.net for live, real-time help signing in and using your technology.

If joining a virtual meeting, please use the zoom "test audio" feature. You will be allowed to talk to others if your microphone is good and there is no background noise. We reserve the right to mute anyone for any reason. Attendees without a microphone or who don't want to be heard can type questions.

Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.

  • Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.

Password will be emailed and viewable online.

Topic: Discrimination Virtual Meeting April 25, 2022 Time: Apr 25, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89531903008 Meeting ID: 895 3190 3008 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Dial by your location +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 895 3190 3008 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcRQ2b6mIi

Pricing

Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Public: $21
  • Members: $7

This event will not be recorded.

Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to Discrimination.

 

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