Celebrating Pride & Homeownership
June is Pride Month! The Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® believes that it is important to work to support the LGBTQ+ community in real estate, to fight discrimination and encourage equal and Fair Housing for everyone.
There have been great strides made in recent years, including the addition of the discriminatory speech and conduct section to Article 10 of NAR’s Code of Ethics, which prohibits Realtors® from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity. But, we are not done yet and must still continue to be vigilant for positive change.
There are so many amazing organizations that work tirelessly on these initiatives. Below is a list of some great resources for both the LGBTQ+ Community and real estate professionals.
National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) – provides industry information on LGBT homebuying and selling, they also work with associations like us to support Fair Housing for their communities.
LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance – dedicated to empowering the LGBTQ+ community on their path towards enjoyment of homeownership.
HUD: Housing Discrimination and Persons Identifying as LGBTQ – provides resources on housing discrimination and persons identifying as LGBTQ+.
National Association of Realtors® Fair Housing Resources – NAR is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
American Property Owners Alliance – Nonpartisan, nonprofit organization created to protect and support property owners.