Housing Opportunity Program
REALTORS® are ideally situated to improve housing opportunities where they live. They are the first stop for the prospective homebuyer or renter. Accordingly, REALTORS® can reach out - through personal involvement in their own communities - to those who need greater access to quality, affordable homeownership and rental opportunities.
NAR's Housing Opportunity Program was created in 2002 with the vision of positioning, educating and assisting REALTORS® to create housing opportunities for all. The Housing Opportunity Program offers programs, grants, trainings, and resources that help REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations expand housing availability and insure an adequate supply of rental housing and homeownership opportunities in their communities.
- Partner with your Mayor and City with Ambassadors for Cities
- Apply for Funding to Support a Housing Program
- Sponsor or Attend a Home From Work Class
- Add your Housing Program to REALTOR Housing Solutions
- Create Local Partnerships with NAR's National Partners
- Subscribe to the Housing Opportunity Program e-Newsletter
HOP News & Updates
NAR Survey Shows Americans Want More Government Involvement in Lending
NAR's sixth pulse survey revealed that with an unstable American economy and slowdowns in the housing market, most consumers are open to the federal government taking a more active role in overseeing mortgage and lending practices. Review the new Pulse Survey.
New Home From Work Brochure for Employers
NAR has developed a new brochure for Realtors® to give to employers to explain the Home From Work program and employer-assisted housing benefits. The brochure is downloadable from the Home From Work web site and can be customized with your contact information. Download the brochure.
Employer Assisted Housing Conference
NAR hosted the first national conference on Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH), Employer-Assisted Housing: Bring Workers Home in Chicago in October. This one-day conference highlighted successful EAH programs from companies and local governments, provided strategies on ways that REALTORS®, housing organizations, lenders, public officials and other stakeholders can partner on EAH programs and workforce housing initiatives. Review the conference materials.
REALTORS® and Chambers Working Together To Promote Workforce Housing Solutions!
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce, have collaborated to develop a report profiling efforts in five communities of businesses and REALTOR® associations working together to address the bottom-line effect of housing shortages on working families. Download the report.