|REALTORS® Make a Difference in Your Community|
REALTORS® not only help make the dream of homeownership a reality, they also help build better communities. In small towns and large cities across the globe, REALTORS® help shape and promote community values, giving their time and effort to noble causes. The initiatives highlighted offer examples of how REALTORS® and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are working to strengthen community bonds.
NAR Housing Opportunity Program
NAR's Housing Opportunity Program serves as the blueprint for REALTORS® to become leaders in identifying, developing, advocating and promoting business opportunities, programs, products and resources that expand housing availability.
REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Award
The Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who make extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their communities.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has a vision of REALTORS® being the leaders in a culturally diverse real estate market. REALTORS® who are able to effectively reach out to all racial and ethnic groups in their community are not only positioned for success but can take pride in knowing that they have participated in the expansion of homeownership to all Americans.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Underscoring its mission to make home ownership viable for all Americans and its commitment to supporting fair housing, NAR made a $1 million contribution to the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation in February 2007.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity brings families and communities in need together to build decent, affordable housing. NAR is proud to be a National Underwriter of Habitat for Humanity's "CONGRESS BUILDING AMERICA, NATIONAL BUILD PROGRAM," joining Congress in building a home for a deserving family in Washington, D.C.
The HOPE Awards ("Home Ownership Participation for Everyone") recognizes up to seven organizations and individuals who are making outstanding contributions to the cause of increasing minority homeownership.
"Within These Walls..." Smithsonian Exhibition
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is the sole sponsor of the "Within These Walls..." exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. REALTORS® are proud to showcase their commitment to educating the public about homeownership and its role in the American Dream.
REALTORS® Relief Foundation
This charitable foundation's mission is dedicated to providing housing-related assistance to victims and their families in disaster situations affecting the United States and its territories. Since its inception in 2001, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation has distributed over $21 million.