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.
41 members as follows: Chair and Vice Chair; the Immediate Past Chair; Housing Opportunity Committee Vice Chair (Ex-officio); the Young Professionals Network Advisory Board Outreach Representative; the Meetings and Conference diversity business specialty topic expert; and one representative each from the Asian Real Estate Association of America, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and the National Association of Real Estate Brokers; and 32 at-large members (two of whom must be local board or state association executives).
Terms of service
Qualification(s) for consideration
• Leadership or staff of the organization.
At-large Members – Committee membership should reflect a balanced representation of the following:
• Active participant in State or Local Association or Affiliate multicultural outreach, fair housing or diversity program or on a committee having jurisdiction over the program.
• Active participation in the Asian Real Estate Association of America, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (Realtists®) or one of their chapters.
• Active interaction with elected or appointed officials representing multicultural or diverse communities regarding real estate issues – for example, by serving as a key REALTOR® political contact for an elected official.
• Participation in a local fair housing organization or partnership.
• Active training of members on diversity or fair housing issues.
• Working in a culturally diverse firm.