‘Long Island Divided’ housing bias focus of free webinar for real estate agents

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

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