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Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) is a course designed to educate real estate professionals on the range of affordable housing opportunities and clients seeking them. EHO is available in two formats; online and in the classroom. The content and learning objectives are the same for both formats.

Course participants will learn how to:

  • Identify and explain the range of affordable housing opportunities and their benefits to clients.
  • Describe how affordability affects the housing market, their clients, their business, and their community.
  • Better analyze affordable financing options, including local, state, federal, and nonprofit assistance programs for buyers and renters.
  • Build partnerships to expand housing opportunities through advocacy, workforce housing initiatives, and green building concepts.

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EHO Online

EHO is available as a 3-hour course through Realtor® University. Sign up today! Once you register, you will have six months to complete the course.

EHO in the Classroom

EHO is available as a 4-hour classroom course. Check the schedule of classes to see if EHO is being offered in your area. View a schedule of EHO classes.

Sponsor the Course

To offer an EHO class, you need to become a Community and Political Affairs (CPA) Training Sponsor. Any REALTOR® association; NAR Institute, Society or Council; multicultural real estate organization; real estate training school/company; or brokerage firm can become a Sponsor. Sponsors are also eligible to offer the Employer-Assisted Housing Class and Smart Growth for the 21st Century.

View a list of CPA Training Sponsors.
Learn more about becoming a Sponsor.
View a list of authorized Expanding Housing Opportunities instructors.

Become an EHO Ins​tructor

Only NAR-authorized instructors may teach Expanding Housing Opportunities. Instructors are selected through a competitive application process. Approved instructors pay a $100 instructor fee and sign an Instructor Agreement.

Learn more about becoming an instructor.

For Further Information, Contact:

Wendy Penn
Manager, Housing Opportunity Program
National Association of REALTORS®
500 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001