Housing Diversity Committee

Fostering unity, equity, diversity and inclusion in the real estate industry.

“We all have a role to play on the path to Equality. We are stronger together. We are stronger as allies.”

June is Homeownership Month

NAR has partnered with the American Property Alliance for the 2021 Homeownership campaign. They are a Nonpartisan, non-profit organization Created to support property owners And pave the way for future owners. The Alliance has created a digital toolkit for you to use during the month of June. Please click link below to access free resources.


Chinese Home Buying Culture

Listen for great insight on what Chinese buyers may find important when purchasing a house. 

Additional Resource Article: Pre-Screening Homes for Good Feng Shui

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month

“NAR has long championed LGBTQ+ rights in the housing market, and we’re proud to continue leading today’s industry in the fight against discrimination,” said NAR President Charlie Oppler. “As the nation recognizes Pride Month this June, we’re excited to announce this partnership with The Alliance and begin our work toward initiatives that will provide tremendous benefits to American real estate and our society as a whole.”

Read Full NAR article here: NAR Announces Partnership with LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance as Pride Month Approaches

Upcoming Events & Resources

DPA in the World of Low Inventory
June 9, 2021 at 11am PT
According to the State of Hispanic Homeownership Report, on average, Latinos tend to have lower down payments and are concentrated in higher cost markets than the general population. Coupled with low inventory and high demand for all property classes, how can practitioners and loan originators build a strategy to leverage down payment assistance programs, while navigating a competitive home sale environment with multiple offers? This session addresses challenges and solutions for DPA in a time of low inventory.

Tai Christensen – Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Director of Government Affairs, Chenoa Fund
Luis Padilla – 2021 NAHREP President-Elect, The Padilla Team at RE/MAX Advance Realty 
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The Business Imperative for Homeownership Growth
June 16, 2021 at 11am PT
Markets like North Carolina and Idaho are now leading the way in growing homeownership as an influx of young Latino homebuyers is driving those gains. What do real estate professionals need to consider in such non-traditionally Latino markets with these fast-growing Latino populations?
Speakers: To be announced 
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Freedom Day
June 18, 2021 at 5:30pm PT
Stand Up For Justice and the NAACP come together in partnership with The City of Lake Elsinore, The Diamond Stadium , The Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce along with local Businesses, to bring a free celebration on June 18th to commemorate this Historical Event not only for the African Diaspora, but for everyone in Riverside County. Our Festival remembers this day in History providing the public an opportunity to learn about the Historical significance of the Event and to celebrate freedom. Although the Event is rooted in Black History, it looks to bridge today’s Community in a diverse way, a task more important than ever. Our goal is to provide both cultural education, healing, along with event highlights including: live music, spoken word, dance, food, local Small Businesses, Vendors, and Community Organizations bringing the feeling of a family reunion for all ages.
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Homeownership Cultural Exchange Panel
June 23, 2021 at 10:30am PT
Celebrate Homeownership Month with the SRCAR® Housing Diversity Committee!

We have great panelist covering Homeownership topics like:
• Resources for Homeowners
• Forbearance
• Building Wealth
• Education
• and much more

•Anthony Vulin, LA Chapter President of the LGBTQ+ Alliance
• Adriana Burrus, President of NAHREP Temecula Valley
• Ameer Elahee, President of NAREB Inland Valley Chapter
• Analiada (Anne) Wiker, Past President of AREAA San Diego

Hosted By:
Janice Lovendahl, SRCAR® Housing Diversity Chair & Director

Moderated by:
Allen Okamoto with NAR Divesity

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Complete the Fairhaven Training
Show your commitment to fair housing by accessing Fairhaven, NAR’s innovative training platform that uses the power of storytelling to help REALTORS® identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate.

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Deliberately Fair Housing Book Club
Check out the Deliberately Fair Housing Facebook Book Club for real estate professionals and others that want to listen, learn and take action!
Please note this group is not monitored by SRCAR®. 

Click Here to Join

Last modified: June 9, 2021 at 4:12 pm | Originally published: May 14, 2021 at 1:42 pm
Printed: June 17, 2021