Employer-Assisted Housing ClassA

Note: The Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) and Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) onsite classes will be discontinued in 2019. EHO will continue to be available as an online course through REALTOR® University.For 2018, class sponsors need to submit an EAH or EHO class notification form to NAR by October 1. Classes can be held through December 31, 2018.

The Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) class is a unique opportunity to expand your business by working with local employers to help their employees become homeowners or afford a home close to work. The four-hour EAH class presents an overview of employer-assisted housing, including the three EAH benefit options employers can implement with your assistance:

  • Homebuyer & Homeownership Education
    REALTORS® conduct homebuyer and homeownership workshops at the workplace in partnership with a non-profit organization and/or lender. When employees learn about the homebuying process and that they may be able to purchase a new home, new markets of opportunity open for you.
  • One-on-One Counseling
    REALTORS® create relationships with local housing non-profit organizations who can offer counseling to employees either at the workplace or off-site.
  • Financial Assistance 
    REALTORS® and their partners review the variety of financial assistance options to purchase a home with the employer that they can offer their employees

The EAH Class also teaches participants how to form an action plan to implement an EAH program locally. The action plan includes conducting research on a community; creating a team with lenders and non-profit housing organizations; identifying and contacting employers; and meeting with the employer. Tools and resources are presented for each step and include letter templates to the employer, lender and non-profit, a homebuyer workshop template and a customizable brochure for employers.

Employer-Assisted Housing Resources

Earn RCE Points

By taking the EAH Class, you may be able to expand your client base; gain referrals; increase your name recognition; and strengthen & revitalize your community. You can also earn 3 RCE points toward your RCE designation by attending the EAH Class.

*Please note that the video was produced when the EAH class was called Home From Work™, which is now licensed by Fannie Mae.

 

Questions? Contact Holly Moskerintz at 202-383-1157.