State and local REALTOR® associations around the country are taking advantage of REALTOR® Party grants and programs to step up their advocacy efforts. Take a look at the examples here for inspiration and guidance on how you can use these resources in your community.

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Last summer, in addition to the CE course it normally offers on well and septic system regulations in its rural Virginia region, the Greater Piedmont REALTORS® hosted a field trip: with support from a Rural Outreach Grant from the REALTOR® Party, they put participants on a bus and took them to see three different kinds of septic systems, up-close and personal.
Building on the success of its first Fair Housing Summit, which featured Richard Rothstein’s groundbreaking book, The Color of Law, Oregon REALTORS®’ second annual summit provided a deep dive into the history of fair housing and housing access in Oregon, how fair housing impacts business, and supporting fair housing in the community. The keynote address was again by Richard Rothstein, this time joined by his daughter, Leah Rothstein, in discussing their new book, Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law.
From drafting correspondence to conducting background checks, artificial intelligence can make business tasks much more efficient, but it also presents fair housing pitfalls for the real estate industry. With support from a Fair Housing Grant from the REALTOR Party, the Charleston Trident AOR® brought a national expert to its summer conference to address how REALTORS® can be aware of the risks and learn to use the technology safely.