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 04/05/2011
REALTORSŪ Make a Difference in Your Community

REALTORSŪ 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, REALTORSŪ help shape and promote community values, giving their time and effort to noble causes. The initiatives highlighted offer examples of how REALTORSŪ and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ are working to strengthen community bonds.


NAR Housing Opportunity Program
NAR's Housing Opportunity Program serves as the blueprint for REALTORSŪ to become leaders in identifying, developing, advocating and promoting business opportunities, programs, products and resources that expand housing availability.

REALTORŪ Magazine Good Neighbor Award
The Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORSŪ who make extraordinary commitments to improving the quality of life in their communities.

Diversity
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŪ has a vision of REALTORSŪ being the leaders in a culturally diverse real estate market. REALTORSŪ 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.

HOPE Awards
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 REALTORSŪ is the sole sponsor of the "Within These Walls..." exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. REALTORSŪ are proud to showcase their commitment to educating the public about homeownership and its role in the American Dream.

REALTORSŪ 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 REALTORSŪ Relief Foundation has distributed over $21 million.