One America: Lowballed (December 2022)
It’s no secret that homeownership is the pathway to the American Dream, from building a financial security blanket to establishing wealth over generations. But if people’s homes are not valued for what they are worth, then those people are essentially being cheated out of that dream. The data analysis shows that’s happening more often to Black and Latino homeowners and would-be homebuyers than it is for white people. It’s that lost equity that’s keeping families of color from creating generational wealth and contributes to the racial wealth gap that’s been growing for generations in America.
Navigating Issues of Diversity, Fair Housing and Inclusion in Housing (April 13, 2022) Education and Outreach staff from the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) provide an in-depth training on implicit bias and the real estate profession. Learn how our underlying assumptions can shape our interactions with others, how that can impact your business, and how to address it to ensure quality housing opportunities for your buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants.
The Power of Diversity: Leading With THEM Not ME (September 13, 2021) A discussion about reframing conversations and shifting mindsets to build new relationships using “open ended” questions and conversation starters that will help them reach broader client bases and audiences.
Montgomery County Partners for Home Ownership (July 21, 2021)
Click here to access the slides from the webinar
Media Fellowship House Homebuyer Assistance Programs (May 4, 2021)
CCIP Homebuyer Assistance Programs (April 29, 2021)
Click here to access CCIP Homebuyer Assistance Programs Presentation
Click here to access the City of Chester Sample Letter to REALTOR®
Click here to access the Delaware County Sample Letter to REALTOR®
Click here to access Housing Quality Standards Inspection Form (HQS)
Grab the Key (March 17, 2021)
The harsh reality is that the dream of owning a home has been kept out of reach of Black Americans for hundreds of years. Oppression through slavery, Jim Crow laws and redlining took away possibility. But those things could never take away the most important piece: Hope. That’s what we’re here to do, revive that hope and remind our community that they have allies in the financial industries. Federal laws allowing discrimination have been repealed. Housing is more within reach than ever before. It’s time for Black families to rise up and realize we have the opportunity and the right to step forward and grab the key.
The Power of Diversity: Personal Reflections on Identity and the Benefits of Inclusion (December 9, 2020) REALTORS® sharing stories of micro-aggression; discrimination; and discovery that differences exist.
HUD Guidance on Service and Support Animals and Use of Criminal Records in Housing (April 21, 2020)
Presented for Tri-County Suburban REALTORS® by Carolyn Steinhofer, intake and outreach coordinator for the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.