The Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) class is a unique opportunity to expand your business by working with local employers so that they can help their employees become homeowners or afford a home close to work.
The four-hour EAH class presents an overview of employer-assisted housing including the three EAH benefit options employers can implement with your assistance:
- Homebuyer & Homeownership Education: REALTORS® conduct homebuyer and homeownership workshops at the workplace in partnership with a non-profit organization and/or lender. When employees learn about the home-buying process and that they may be able to purchase a new home, new markets of opportunity open for you.
- One-on-One Counseling: REALTORS® create relationships with local housing non-profit organizations who can offer counseling to employees either at the workplace or off-site.
- Financial Assistance: REALTORS®, and their partners, review with the employer the variety of financial assistance options that they can offer to their employees to purchase a home including grants, loans and matching savings
The EAH Class also teaches participants how to form an action plan to implement an EAH program locally. The action plan includes conducting research on a community; creating a team with lenders and non-profit housing organizations; identifying and contacting employers; and meeting with the employer. Tools and resources are presented for each step and include letter templates to the employer, lender and non-profit, a homebuyer workshop template and a customizable brochure for employers.
By taking the EAH Class, you may be able to expand your client base; gain referrals; increase your name recognition; and strengthen & revitalize your community.
You can also earn 3 RCE points toward your RCE designation by attending the EAH Class.
- Upcoming Classes: See a listing of upcoming EAH classes. Continuing education credits are available in some states. If you do not see a class in your area, you may want to contact your local REALTOR® association or board and ask them to hold an EAH class.
- Hold an EAH Class: If your firm or Realtor® association would like to hold and EAH Class, you need to become a Community & Political Affairs Training Sponsor.
- See a listing of instructors authorized by NAR to teach the EAH Class
- Become an Instructor: The EAH classes are taught by NAR authorized instructors. If you are interested in becoming an instructor, please review the requirements and submit the application.
- Read additional articles to learn more about EAH and workforce housing.
- Watch the video on employer-assisted housing to learn more about EAH and an EAH benefit in action. Please note that the video was produced when the EAH class was called Home From Work ™, which is now licensed by Fannie Mae.
For more information on the EAH class, call Holly Moskerintz at 202-383-1157 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.