III. Review of Committee Goals Purpose: To develop policy promoting equal opportunity in housing and diversity within the real estate industry. To identify the concerns and needs of minority members and to assist in the development of actions to address those concerns and needs. To develop and oversee national fair housing and diversity partnership agreements with HUD. To coordinate the Association's activities to increase diversity within the real estate profession and the NAR membership. To serve as ambassadors to minority real estate organizations in the United States.
To identify diversity and fair housing education needs and goals. To promote changes in real estate business practices to reflect the growing cultural diversity within the United States. To share diversity knowledge, expertise, analysis and information with other NAR committees as appropriate. To support state and local associations through education, technical assistance and/or consider financial support to enable them to organize and manage effective activities to promote REALTOR® diversity strategic objectives.
IV. Diversity and Gender
V. Multicultural Real Estate Inclusion (NAR Diversity Page) As America becomes more diverse, the top goal of immigrants is to own their own home. REALTORS® can help buyers of any cultural background achieve the American dream of homeownership. Knowing how to work effectively with diverse populations can help you build business success in today's multicultural real estate market.
VI. Diversity Initiatives Grants (Diversity and Fair Housing Page) As part of its Leading With Diversity Program, NAR offers two opportunities to apply for Diversity Inititiave Grants each year.
The application deadlines are the first Fridays in April and October.
Local and state associations can apply for financial support for programs and activities that position REALTORS® as leaders in our increasingly diverse communities. The Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Committee (EO-CD) believes that providing resources to state and local associations is a key strategy in NAR's overall diversity program. Applications should support the strategies outlined in NAR’s Diversity and Fair Housing and Cultural Diversity Strategic Plan. The application review panel is made up of members of the EO-CD Committee.
VII. Report - Equal Opportunity Cultural Diversity Forum