Community Outreach

2024 Champion Issues with Community Outreach Grants Webinar Discover how to effectively leverage Community Outreach grants to advance your association’s community development and fair housing advocacy, engagement, and educational initiatives. Gain valuable insight into funding levels, types of initiatives supported, eligible expenses, application and review process timeframe, new reimbursement deadline, planning sessions and key points of contact. Listen to the recordingAccess the Power Point.

Housing Opportunity

Make the Case for Affordability
Learn how REALTOR® associations used the Housing Opportunity grant and the Consumer Advocacy Outreach grant to develop compelling consumer awareness and education campaigns to advocate for affordability and increased housing solutions.

REALTORS®’ Response to COVID-19 Recovery and Housing Stabilization Efforts
As communities work to recover from COVID-19, REALTORS® are stepping up and responding with solutions. Learn how associations are engaging with local and state government and community members to implement stabilization and recovery plans.


Placemaking:  Now More than Ever
COVID has demonstrated that Placemaking, which creates outdoor public spaces and destinations for a community to gather, is needed now more than ever.  There has never been a better time for your Association to apply for an NAR Placemaking Grant.   Hear several of your peers describe their placemaking projects, which may give you an idea for a project, during this online discussion.

Smart Growth

Shape Your Community’s Future With NAR’s Smart Growth Resources
As communities struggle with where and how to grow, REALTORS® are bringing resources and expertise to the table. Learn how associations are partnering with local officials and shaping their community’s future. The combination of NAR’s smart growth resources and their local expertise ensures the REALTOR®’s voice is heard as decisions are being made.

Transforming Neighborhoods

Transforming Neighborhoods Information Webinar (use Passcode: gEG53+*w) and slides to learn more about NAR’s partnership with the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) Consulting Corps to help state and local REALTOR® associations take the lead in addressing commercial disinvestment, housing gaps, brownfield reuse and natural disaster redevelopment, and other real estate challenges. The session provided an overview of the program and application process, as well as insight from past participants.

Webinar Series: Policy, Practice, Process: Transforming Neighborhoods through Equitable Revitalization
This six-part, online education series focused on realizing equitable revitalization strategies. The series provided REALTORS® with the knowledge and skills necessary to meaningfully partner with local government decision makers to address VAD properties. Each session featured actionable items for REALTORS® and their local government partners to consider.
View session descriptions, speaker handouts, and bios.

Webinar Series: Stabilizing and Revitalizing Neighborhoods in the COVID-19 Era
This four-part webinar series examined how REALTOR® Associations can prepare for the critical role they will play with assisting local governments with their COVID-19 neighborhood stabilization and recovery strategies.