The lessons of Newsday’s “Long Island Divided” investigation into housing discrimination on Long Island will be the focus of a free webinar for real estate agents on Friday.
The session, “Fair Housing, Is It?” will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m., on the website of Real Estate Express, a Missouri-based provider of online courses. The panelists are Darlene Sweeney-Newbern, director of regional operations at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, which enforces state civil rights laws; Anne M. Petit, superintendent of the real estate and professional licensing at Ohio’s Department of Commerce; Robert Kutschbach, a real estate broker and trainer in Ohio; and Leigh Brown, a North Carolina-based real estate broker, trainer and speaker.
“We need to educate individuals about housing discrimination, what is acceptable and what is not,” Sweeney-Newbern said in an interview. “I’m hoping that somebody will sit back and say, ‘What? I didn’t know that. Oops, I’ve