Black History Month

The Washington REALTORS ® DEI Committee has partnered with the Black Home Initiative, a local effort to increase the number of BIPOC households who successfully secure homeownership. BHI is centered around a shared priority of making homeownership possible for 1,500 low to moderate income Black households in South Seattle, South King County and North King County in the next five years. To accomplish this, BHI is focused on building an interconnected network of stakeholders to help address the systems that led to the inequitable outcomes we have today.

Discriminatory housing practices such as redlining and restrictive covenants have a long history in Greater Seattle — creating a staggering wealth gap that persists today. Black Home Initiative (BHI) targets the racial inequities at the core of the housing ecosystem in an effort to increase homeownership among Black households.

More information on the Black Home Initiative website here.

Black Home Initiative online Brochure

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Interested in participating in WR's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives? Want to serve on the DEI Committee? Email for more information.
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NAR'S Interactive Fair Housing Simulation is available to all 1.4 million NAR members. This interactive training uses the power of storytelling to help REALTORS® identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. In the fictional town of Fairhaven, agents work against the clock to sell homes while confronting realistic scenarios where discrimination can occur. Visit to test your compliance with Fair Housing principles.

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