Tri-County Suburban REALTORS® supports Fair Housing, Diversity, and Inclusion. Together we will find solutions that will create a better path to eliminate housing discrimination and foster inclusivity and diversity throughout our membership and the communities they serve.

Tri-County Suburban REALTORS®
Webinars & Workshops

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)

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.

Diversity & Inclusion Allies

Philadelphia Metropolitan Board of REALTISTS® – PMBR is the local (Philadelphia) chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). Members are referred to as REALTISTS®. Although comprised principally of African Americans and other minority real estate professionals, the REALTIST® organization is an integrated entity open to all qualified practitioners who are committed to achieving the ideals of the REALTIST® theme – “Democracy in Housing.”

Media Fellowship House – Providing programs that foster economic empowerment through a variety of first-time homebuyer programs.  

Chester Community Improvement Project – CCIP, in partnership with the Chester Economic Development Authority and the Delaware County Office of Housing & Community Development, assists low- and moderate-income families with purchasing their first home. 

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency – PHFA works to provide affordable homeownership and rental apartment options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. 

Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania – Advances fair and equal access to housing opportunities for all Pennsylvanians. The organization’s education and technical assistance programs support housing professionals throughout Pennsylvania. 

NAR Fair Housing and Diversity

Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing – NAR contracted with the mind science experts at the Perception Institute to provide this online workshop to help REALTORS® recognize and avoid implicit bias in their daily business interactions. 

The Fairhaven Simulation – Fairhaven is a fair housing simulation training for REALTORS® that uses the power of storytelling to help members identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. The training provides customized feedback that learners can apply to daily business interactions. 

NAR Fair Housing Reference Guide – NAR provides links to external articles, titles from the NAR Library eBooks collection, websites, statistics, and other material to provide a comprehensive overview of perspectives on the topic of Fair Housing

PAR Fair Housing and Diversity

PAR Fair Housing and Diversity  – A state-wide resource for Fair Housing and Diversity.

In the News

News from Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission – A compilation of news from around the state relating to Diversity and Fair Housing issues.  

News from US Department of Housing and Urban Development – The latest press releases from HUD includes pieces on Diversity and Fair Housing.  

News from the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania – Local Diversity and Fair Housing news and updates.