Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At the Greater Louisville Association of REALTORS® (GLAR), we believe in fair and equitable access to housing as a fundamental right for all. Our REALTOR® community represents the vibrant diversity of our region, and we tirelessly advocate for policies that uphold diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Championing DEI, we value and celebrate unique perspectives, ensuring equal opportunities for everyone. Our inclusive space fosters open dialogue, combating discrimination through advocacy, collaboration, and education.

2023 DEI Priorities for GLAR

One of the near-term focuses of our strategic plan is to strengthen member and community commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.  Our priorities for 2023 include:

  • Implement a DEI Advisory Group
  • Host our second Fair Housing Summit for members.
  • Launch in Fall 2023 our new GLAR”s DEI Campaign featuring our diverse members.
  • Promote NAR’s Implicit Bias, Fairhaven and other similar resources to members.
  • During the month of June, share a variety of pride month assets from NAR on our social media to raise awareness.
  • Join the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance as a partner.
  • Creating a landing page for members with DEI shareable resources and information.
  • Partnering with NAREB Region VII on their Housing Opportunity Conference.
  • Promote Kentucky REALTORS DEI initiatives to members.
  • Investigating collaborating with other local organizations on DEI efforts.
  • Partner with Junior Achievement to educate middle and high school students on real estate career opportunities and steps to homeownership.

GLAR DEI Resources

WATCH our video library of Fair Housing and DEI workshops and events including Bill Dedman’s Long Island Divided, Dr. Lee Davenport’s Being a Fair Housing Champion, and John Borders’ History of Redlining in Louisville.

WATCH Long Island Divided: Full series of Long Island Divided as well as the documentary film version, Testing the Divided. Click here to view the DEI and Fair Housing resources shared by Bill Dedman.

Click here to read about our forms and contracts in now in Spanish.

Click here to access our Multi-lingual REALTOR® Roster.

National Association of REALTORS DEI Resources

NAR DEI Resources for Members

Fairhaven: A Fair Housing Simulation

NAR launched Fairhaven, 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. Inspired by real stories, this innovative online experience has agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process. Learners will also walk in the shoes of a homebuyer facing discrimination. The training provides customized feedback that learners can apply to daily business interactions. Take this course online through Kentucky REALTOR® Institute for free CE/PLE credits.

NARs Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

This course helps real estate professionals interrupt stereotypical thinking so they can avoid fair housing pitfalls and provide equal professional service to every customer or client.

At Home With Diversity
NAR’s At Home With Diversity course offers information about conducting business in culturally competent ways. It includes updated statistics, fair housing laws, business plan development, business etiquette and more. Click on the course title above for more information on taking the class or becoming an instructor.

Reports, Articles & Books

Rise of the Inclusive Consumer  – McKinsey.com
State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) Report
State of Hispanic Homeownership Report
State of Asia America Report
LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Report

DEI Deconstructed by Lily Zheng
How to Be an Inclusive Leader by Jennifer Brown
Inclusive Conversations by Mary Frances Winters
Inclusify by Stefanie Johnson
The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
How to be An Antiracist by Ibram Kendi
Influence Without Authority by Cohen and Bradford
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Thrive: The Facilitator’s Guide to Radically Inclusive Meetings by Dr. Mark Smutney
The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey

Multicultural Organizations

Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)

Chinese Real Estate Association of America (CREAA)

Filipino American Real Estate Professional Association (FAREPA)

LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance (The Alliance)

The Multicultural Real Estate Alliance for Urban Change (Urban Alliance)

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)

National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)

National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates (NHORA)

Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP)

Vietnamese National Association of Real Estate Professionals (VNARP)

Women’s Council of REALTORS® – Louisville