Are YOU an Alliance Certified Ally™?
It is crucial to recognize the importance of LGBTQ+ real estate practitioners, mainly because federal Fair Housing Laws do not currently safeguard sexual orientation or gender identity, allowing discrimination in 27 states. This discrimination adds barriers to homeownership, loan acquisition, and rental opportunities, resulting in a significant homeownership rate disparity of 49% for LGBTQ+ individuals compared to the general population’s rate of 64%. Additionally, 46% of renters express concerns about discrimination during home-buying.
By addressing these barriers and promoting fair housing, we can create inclusive communities that embody the principles of justice and equality for all.
VCCAR Staff Alliance Certified
June 2023 – As Pride month concludes, we are thrilled to announce that All VCCAR staff have successfully completed the Alliance Certified Ally Training Certification, officially becoming Alliance certified! Launched in June 2020, the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance has united leading professionals and allies from the LGBTQ+ community, establishing an influential presence in the real estate sector. The Alliance Chapter Program has made remarkable strides, establishing 50+ chapters across 30+ states.
About Real Estate Alliance
The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance was launched in June 2020 by leading members of the real estate industry. Influential real estate professionals and allies joined with other members of the LGBTQ+ community to create a new voice in real estate.
The Alliance began accepting members from a wide range of professionals in the real estate and housing industries starting October 2020. There are currently more than 3,100 active people on the organization’s Facebook page.
Founded as a Minnesota non-profit corporation, The Alliance received its 501(c)6 IRS approval on June 23, 2020. The Alliance is dedicated to enhancing the professional lives of our members while providing consumers with the proper resources to assist in buying, selling, and enjoying their home.
The law allows discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in 27 states This single fact is the why our mission and the services of LGBTQ+ real estate practitioners are so vital to the community.
Although LGBTQ+ people are protected in some states and municipalities, federal Fair Housing Laws do not include sexual orientation or gender identity as protected classes. This allows legal discrimination in 27 states which can cause barriers to homeownership, obtaining a loan, renting, and more.*
The LGBTQ homeownership rate is 49%, far below the homeownership rate of 64% for the general population. Fear of any type of discrimination in the future home buying process is a concern for 46% renters.*
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