In today’s market, REALTORS® need to know the full range of affordable housing options available to their clients and how to be leaders and advocates in their communities to increase the options. In a recent survey, 74 percent of NAR members indicated a need for more training on affordable housing.
The Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) and Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) classes provide REALTORS® with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to better address the housing needs of working families and first-time home buyers.
Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH): Focuses on how to work with local employers to discuss employer-assisted housing, EAH’s benefits and three options (homebuyer and homeownership workshops, one-on-one counseling and financial assistance) employers can implement to help their employees become homeowners or afford a home close to work.
Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO): A four-hour course designed to educate real estate professional on the range of affordable housing opportunities and client seeking them. The course increases participants’ understanding of how affordability bolsters the housing market, engages clients, and builds business as well as the community.
By offering the EAH and EHO classes to your members, you can help them better service their clients’ needs, rise to the top of their field, and be recognized in their communities.
If your association would like to offer these classes to your members, you need to become a Community & Political Affairs (CPA) Training Sponsor.
If a staff member would like to become an instructor for the EAH or EHO Class, they will need to meet the requirements and submit an application. This information can be found on the EAH and EHO class pages referred to above.