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
Collection of 21 DEI in the Workplace Books
NAR Book Resources
Mistakes Were Made (but Not By Me)
Nice White Ladies: The Truth About White Supremacy, Our Role in It and How We Can Help Dismantle It
The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America
So You Want to Talk About Race
Why Are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America