|The Hope Awards|
A Partnership of Real Estate Associations
California Association of Real Estate Brokers, Chinese American Real Estate Professionals, Chinese Association of America, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, National Association of Real Estate Brokers and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®
Closing the Divide in the American Dream
Today more American families own their own homes than ever in history, but not all Americans participate equally in homeownership. Nearly three out of four white households own their homes, but less than half of minority households enjoy the benefits of homeownership. This divide in the American Dream suggests that cultural and ethnic barriers to homeownership remain alive in our society -- 34 years after passage of the Fair Housing Act.
Across America, thousands of individuals and organizations are helping to remove the barriers to minority homeownership. Six real estate professional organizations have formed a partnership to identify and recognize the very best of these programs through the HOPE Awards.
The HOPE Awards
The HOPE Awards ("Home Ownership Participation for Everyone") recognizes up to seven organizations and individuals who are making outstanding contributions to increasing minority homeownership. The partnership of real estate associations joined together to support the HOPE Awards to raise public awareness on this vital issue and to provide a means to share inspiring and enlightening stories with others who want to help the nation achieve the goal of homeownership parity.
Learn about the HOPE Awards categories, judging criteria and submission guidelines. >>