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Housing Opportunity Programs for Associations

NAR has always been a leading advocate for affordable housing, supporting federal housing programs like the FHA program, Section 8 housing vouchers and the American Dream Downpayment Act. But with the growing gap between housing “haves” and “have-nots,” NAR’s leadership took the association's commitment to affordable housing a step further, and in 2002 created the Housing Opportunity Program (HOP) to encourage and facilitate greater involvement in housing opportunity by REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations. 

Through the Housing Opportunity Program, REALTOR® associations can:

Search for resources and programs for REALTORS®  on Realtor.org.

2013 Housing Pulse Survey

  The 2013 Housing Pulse Survey, which measures consumers’ attitudes and concerns about affordable housing issues, found that people overwhelmingly believe that buying a home is a good financial decision. Further, home ownership remains one of the top life priorities for people who currently rent.

Housing Opportunity Success Stories

State and local REALTOR® Associations are utilizing tools and resources from the Housing Opportunity Program to develop innovative approaches to address a range of affordable and workforce housing issues. Here are a few examples:

Nashville REALTORS® Gather Coalition for Ground-Breaking Housing Summit
REALTORS® Launch Waterbury (CT) “Front Porch Day” with Housing Opportunity Grant
Ada County (ID) REALTORS® Bring Housing Opportunities to Life in Idaho