B-4: The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination in Housing

HUD; Service Coordinators – 1.25 Hours | Wednesday, June 21st. 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Session Description:

All New Jersey residents and those seeking housing have the right to an experience that is free from discrimination. This training will provide an overview of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and review housing protections under the LAD. Through case studies and other interactive exercises, participants will examine topics including source of lawful income discrimination, sexual harassment, reasonable accommodations, and assistance animals.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and provide an overview of housing protections under the LAD

Describe legal concepts related to housing discrimination, including disparate treatment, discriminatory harassment, and failure to accommodate

Examine case examples on topics including steering, source of lawful income, sexual harassment, reasonable accommodations, and assistance animals


Scott Hirschfeld

Lead Curriculum Specialist, NJ Division on Civil Rights

Scott Hirschfeld is the Lead Curriculum Specialist for DCR’s Education and Training Unit, where he develops educational programs on civil rights and anti-bias topics. Previously, Scott served as Senior Director of Education and Youth Engagement for UNICEF USA, Director of Curriculum and Training for the Anti-Defamation League, and Director of Education for GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network). In these roles, he managed the development of learning resources and programs on diversity, anti-bias, social justice, and global learning topics. Scott began his career in the New York City public school system, where he worked for fourteen years as an elementary and middle school teacher. Scott has an M.S. in Elementary Education and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College of Education.