As America becomes more diverse, the top goal of immigrants is to own their own home. REALTORS® can help buyers of any cultural background achieve the American dream of homeownership. Knowing how to work effectively with diverse populations can help you build business success in today's multicultural real estate market.
NAR's Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity program offers education, grants, partnerships, and events for REALTORS®. This section provides information and tools to help you connect with diverse groups and create business opportunities. Learn about the business case for diversity and inclusiveness, discover leadership opportunities, and find out about fair housing and equal opportunity.
April is Fair Housing Month
April 2017 marks the 49th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. Each year REALTORS® recognize the significance of this event and reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.
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NAR General Counsel Laurie Janik addresses a subscriber's potential liability under the Fair Housing Act for using Internet Data Exchange (IDX) content on his or her website.
Interested in learning more about Multicultural Real Estate Organizations?
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB or Realtists) was formed in 1947 by chartered African American real estate professionals out of a need to secure the right to equal housing opportunities, regardless of race, creed, or color. For more than 60 years, NAREB has participated in meaningful legal challenges and has supported legislative initiatives that ensure the availability of fair and affordable housing for all Americans.
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals' mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic home ownership by educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve Hispanic home buyers & sellers, advocating for public policy that supports the association's mission, and facilitating relationships among industry stakeholders, real estate practitioners and other housing industry professionals.
The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable home ownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.