|REALTOR® Ambassadors for Cities Events|
HOP staff will work in advance with the chosen REALTOR® organization and the local mayor to identify affordable housing challenges and develop a joint strategy to achieve results. A local forum will be held that both highlights the partnership and its strategy, as well as provides an opportunity to carry on a further dialogue to create more local housing opportunities.
With help from the local REALTORS® and mayor, the key local players will be identified to form the local partnership, including REALTORS®, lenders, local officials, developers, advocates, academics, and others. Leadership from NAR and the USCM would also be represented at the event.
The forum will provide an opportunity for participants to celebrate their successful partnership, highlight local successes, outline remaining affordable housing challenges, and chart a course to overcome these obstacles.
2006 Ambassadors for Cities Designees
Each year, NAR recognizes several REALTOR® associations and city governments that partner to promote housing opportunity. This year we chose six cities for the award.
- Greater Baltimore Association of REALTORS
SCOPE: Selling City Owned Properties Efficiently
Read the press release
- Iowa City Association of REALTORS
Homeownership Certification for Mortgage Readiness
- Pinellas Suncoast Association of REALTORS
Workforce Housing Loan Program with City of St. Petersburg
2005 Ambassador Cities
The cities designated as 2005 Ambassador cities were Cincinnati, Oh., Nashville, Tn., Wilmington, De., Charlotte, N.C., Charlottesville, Va., Winston-Salem, N.C., and Greenville, S.C.
Housing Initiatives Representative