Employer-Assisted Housing ClassA
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
- Employer-Assisted Housing Initiative Guide for State and Local REALTOR® Associations
Provides a roadmap for associations to plan and implement an EAH initiative to help increase affordable housing opportunities for working families in your community.
- See a listing of upcoming EAH classes.
- Hold an EAH Class: If your firm or REALTOR® association would like to hold and EAH Class, you need to become a Training Sponsor.
- See a listing of instructors authorized by NAR to teach the EAH Class
- Read additional articles or watch a video* on employer-assisted housing to learn more about EAH and workforce housing.
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.