KCRAR’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee works to empower real estate professionals to understand, reach out and provide services to consumers in our diverse communities, as well as provide support and education to further professional development.
The committee works throughout the year to provide opportunities for REALTORS® to learn and connect in meaningful ways including:
We encourage you to join our mission in serving our communities through continual education and a commitment to upholding Fair Housing.
About Fair Housing
At Home With Diversity® Certification — AHWD is an NAR certification program designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. The AHWD course is a 6- to 7-hour class that can be taken online or in person and addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing and business planning development.
Fairhaven: A Fair Housing Simulation — NAR’s Fairhaven is a new fair housing simulation training for REALTORS® that uses the power of storytelling to help members identify, prevent and address discriminatory practices in real estate.
Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects the livelihood and business of REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity.
REALTORS® recognize the significance of the Fair Housing Act and reconfirm their commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as their commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.
The rule improves upon HUD’s 2015 AFFH rule, providing for more robust community engagement, streamlining processes for funding recipients, and providing greater transparency. The proposed rule also places a new emphasis on expanding homeownership opportunities.