State and local REALTOR® associations can choose from five different Community Outreach grants, technical assistance and numerous resources to match their affordable housing, fair housing, community planning and development, placemaking and rural-related advocacy and community engagement objectives.
V These resources may meet the Core Standards' Vote requirement. A These resources may meet the Core Standards' Act requirement. I These resources may meet the Core Standards' Invest requirement.
* These RPAC programs are subject to state election laws.
Better Block projects are one type of strategy to revitalize a downtown or commercial corridor. Access this resource for an overview of the Better Block concept and a guide to plan and organize a Better Block.
Gain valuable information about consumers’ preferences toward transportation, housing, and smart growth from this biennial survey. Access a customizable press release to communicate details to members and/or to help advocate for a range of housing types, open spaces, and walkable neighborhoods.
Increase diversity and inclusion within the association and its leadership; build and expand relationships with multicultural real estate organizations; and address fair housing issues and fair housing planning in your communities with the Diversity Initiative Grant program. Providing resources to state and local associations is a key strategy in NAR’s overall diversity program. Grant funding is available up to $5,000.
Supports state and local REALTOR® association activities that create or improve systems, programs, and policies that uphold fair housing laws and strengthen REALTORS® commitment to offering equal professional service to all.
This collection of guides and resources is designed to help REALTOR® associations conduct activities to further the mission of fair housing in the communities they serve. The toolkit is based on the successes of other associations and offers practical tips and examples for a range of activities forums, fair housing education, co-branded brochures, and more.
What is the state of fair housing in your community? As your local government completes HUD’s Fair Housing Assessments, be sure your association is part of the planning process. Help your communities look holistically at fair housing and develop solutions that will be effective in the marketplace. Check out the latest tools and resources, including a poster for Fair Housing Month.
Use the Growth Management Fact Book to obtain with factual information and analyses concerning modern growth management techniques and land use related controls. This publication reflects NAR’s belief that REALTORS® must be able to engage with citizens, legislators and government officials effectively on regulatory issues of importance to the real estate industry.
This collection of guides and resources is designed to help REALTOR® associations conduct activities to address affordability challenges in the communities they serve. The toolkit is based on the successes of other associations and offers practical tips and examples for a range of activities including housing fairs, buyer education classes, housing forums and more.
Upon request, state and local associations can receive an analysis and talking points of proposed legislative and regulatory land-use measures—comprehensive plans, amendments, ordinances—that impact the transfer of real property. Search past analysis by key word, issue, and state within the Land Use Memo Database.
Use the Land Use Initiative Memo Database to research various land use related proposals and impact on the real estate industry. This information can help craft your association’s response to proposed local ordinances in a way that best supports your members.
This three-hour session for state association leaders and staff helps develop and articulate a business case for inclusion and diversity, define what diversity means in your community and move your association along its path to inclusion of diversity in your leadership. Workshop participants weigh the benefits of working with local chapters of multicultural real estate organizations and develop action plans that form the basis for a Diversity Initiative Grant. NAR will also work with State Association staff to help prepare the State Association to conduct this workshop for local associations in their state.
Published twice a year, On Common Ground contains articles on cutting-edge land planning and development techniques. Order bulk copies of this magazine to use as a leave-behind when visiting local officials or provide NAR with a mailing list and leave the delivery to us.
Placemaking is the creation of vibrant, public spaces and destinations for the whole community. The Placemaking Grant funds projects that transform vacant lots, underutilized alleys, or overgrown green spaces into new public spaces for the community to gather.
Supports state and local REALTOR® association initiatives, including trainings, forums, studies, and ordinance drafting for a wide range of rural issues such broadband, well and septic,and planning and zoning issues.
Supports state and local REALTOR® association initiatives, including trainings, community input planning and studies, in a wide range of land-use and transportation- related activities with the primary goal of affecting public policies that support development that meets one or more of the ten Smart Growth Principles.
Offer and sponsor this four-hour course that teaches REALTORS® state-of-the-art community planning concepts, the value of smart growth neighborhoods to homebuyers and their communities and how REALTORS® can help make smart growth happen.
This program offers specialized training and technical assessments, and webinar series to help REALTORS®, elected officials, municipal staff, and housing and community advocates address the problems of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties.
Walkable communities are one of the latest trends in real estate, and REALTORS® need to be aware of how the demand for walkable communities impacts real estate and their business. Access a fact sheet, how-to guide, advocacy overview, and webinar to learn how to make your community more walkable. Leverage a Smart Growth Grant to plan and implement your initiative.
The Workforce Housing Forum Guide provides technical and financial assistance to help plan, organize, and conduct a forum to address your community’s workforce housing needs. The guide includes tips and tools for setting goals, identifying partners, selecting speakers, managing resources, handling logistics, and examples of successful forums conducted by other associations.