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Californians for Homeownership

Californians for Homeownership was founded in response to the California Legislature’s call for public interest organizations to fight local anti-housing policies on behalf of the millions of California residents who need access to more affordable housing. 

Champions of Home Impact Awards

The Champions of Home Impact Awards honor California REALTORS® who have made a significant impact on their communities through volunteer efforts. 

Housing Affordability Fund Program

HAF plays an active role in addressing the ongoing housing affordability challenges facing California.

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C.A.R. Disaster Relief

C.A.R. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by wildfires through its Disaster Relief Fund and NAR's REALTORS® Relief Foundation.

California Disaster Resources
Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships for California students planning to pursue a career in real estate.

Education Foundation

Grants for California REALTORS® and residents pursuing real estate education.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Find out more information on key diversity and inclusion programs and projects available.

Fair Housing Latino Professionals Network C.A.R. Women's Initiative
Young Professionals Network

New to the industry? YPN is a network to sharpen your skills, heighten your leadership, and connect with fellow REALTORS®.

Rising Star Award
Guide to Benefits

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C.A.R. provides tremendous member value through its innovative tools, services and education. Learn more about C.A.R. membership and dues and NAR membership and dues.

Consumer Ad Campaign

C.A.R.'s annual consumer advertising campaign creates awareness of the REALTOR® brand and demonstrates the many benefits of the consumer-REALTOR® relationship.

Smart Zone

Smart Zone provides tools and insights necessary to convey your unique value proposition, effectively market your services, keep your clients abreast of current real estate market trends and help you achieve success in a dynamic industry.

2024 C.A.R. Officers

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C.A.R. Mission Statement

C.A.R. is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate.

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C.A.R. Impact Report

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is committed to bring you tools and information to help you succeed. Here are some of the innovative tools, services and education C.A.R. provided to help you achieve your professional goals.

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Diversity and Inclusion Programs

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Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are key priorities of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. 
We believe that a conscious, persistent effort to further diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging within our community and our organization will drive greater success and innovation through the contribution of different perspectives and ideas.  

If you have any questions, please email DeAnthony Nelson.

Inclusion Statement
As we continue striving to create inclusive environments this statement can be read at the beginning of meetings to encourage respect and participation by all members.

Inclusive Meetings Facilitation Tips 
These tips can help meeting facilitators foster inclusion and greater psychological safety for meeting participants.  These tips were informed by the books Dare to Lead by Brené Brown and Thrive: The Facilitator’s Guide to Radically Inclusive Meetings by Dr. Mark Smutny.

Five Inclusion Steps from Dr. Stephanie Johnson
Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson is a scholar, professor and speaker, studies the intersection of leadership and diversity. Dr. Johnson created this inclusion guide the C.A.R. community.

Winter 2022 Fair Housing and Diversity Forum - Dr. Stefanie Johnson (video)
Watch this recording featuring Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson, author of Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams. 

Core Standards: DEI and Fair Housing for Local Associations
Learn about the D.E.I. and Fair Housing elements of the Core Standards requirements for REALTOR® Associations and what you can do to meet these requirements and overcome challenges.

6 Diversity Tips for Group Leaders
These tips can help group leaders foster diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

2023 Fair Housing Day Recordings (video)
This day-long fair housing event featured innovators, researchers, advocates and policy experts who discussed all things fair housing, including appraisal bias, fair housing in rentals, inclusive advertising and expanding homeownership opportunities for underserved communities. Regardless of niche or market, all California REALTORS ® should watch these important videos. Learn How to Help All Californians Achieve Homeownership.

Modernize Your Business With Inclusion (video)
C.A.R.’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Farrah Wilder, and Laurie Benner, Associate Vice President of Programs for the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) discuss how D.E.I. is essential REALTORS®. It's not only is it the "right thing to do," understanding D.E.I. also allows you to lean into your communities and develop a business that is inclusive of potential team members and clients from all backgrounds.

Diversity and the Modern Real Estate Business (article)
This article in the California Real Estate Magazine discusses how to diversify your business.

Global Real Estate
The Global Real Estate Forum's purpose is to maximize the ability of all C.A.R. members to take advantage of the growing earnings potential associated with the increasing globalization of the real estate business. Learn more about the international real estate arena and how you can get involved in Association governance. 

C.A.R.'s 2023 Fair Housing and Diversity Awards 

Fair Housing
The California Association of REALTORS® supports a diverse, 200,000+ member community and the diverse communities that those REALTORS® serve. We are committed to protecting and expanding the opportunity for all communities to sustainably own, use and transfer real property.

C.A.R.’s Fair Housing California website offers resources and information about events to help you learn more about all things fair housing.

WomanUP logo 

Even though the real estate industry is predominantly female, women are underrepresented in leadership positions at both the brokerage and senior management levels. The goal of C.A.R.’s Women’s Initiative is to create a community where mentors and leaders can communicate, collaborate, advocate for, and support one another.

Latino Professionals Network

The Latino Professionals Network (LPN) creates community and networking opportunities for REALTORS® to build strong support systems, increase business opportunities and break down barriers. Join our Facebook group today!


Young Professionals Network logo

The purpose of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) is to facilitate opportunities for involvement in Association leadership through education and networking. C.A.R. YPN has a Facebook group to share news, get referrals and recommendations, and network with fellow YPNers throughout California!

Differently Abled Affinity Group
The purpose of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Differently Abled affinity group is to advocate and provide awareness to the needs of differently abled REALTORS® and clients. 


All C.A.R. members can attend C.A.R. committee meetings and forums. Meetings are held three times per year. You can find the meeting schedule and locations here

More information about C.A.R.’s Diversity Committee, Fair Housing and Diversity Forum, Fair Housing Policy Committee, Global Real Estate Forum, and Young Professionals Network Forum can be found here.

At Home With Diversity 
NAR's At Home With Diversity course offers information about conducting business in culturally competent ways. It includes updated statistics, fair housing laws, business plan development, business etiquette and more. Click on the course title above for more information on taking the class or becoming an instructor.

NAR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan
NAR worked with Ivy Group Consulting to create a comprehensive D.E.I. strategic plan to create structures and processes that align with NAR’s strategic initiatives.

Actionable Roadmap for Local Association Diversity and Inclusion
This actionable roadmap can help you identify specific actions that will help you research and understand your membership and discover which demographic groups may be underrepresented in your market. Use this roadmap as the first steps to engage your full spectrum of membership, including those potentially underrepresented, through activities and leadership.

Diversity Initiative Grants
NAR offers grants to Local Associations for financial support of programs and activities that position REALTORS® as leaders in our increasingly diverse communities.

NAR Funding for Association Diversity Projects
Local and state associations can apply for financial support for programs and activities that position REALTORS® as leaders in our increasingly diverse communities. The Equal Opportunity-Cultural Diversity Committee (EO-CD) believes that providing resources to state and local associations is a key strategy in NAR's overall diversity program. 

NARs Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

This course helps real estate professionals interrupt stereotypical thinking so they can avoid fair housing pitfalls and provide equal professional service to every customer or client.

The following individuals and organizations offer DEI-related trainings and consulting. Topics may include implicit bias training, cultural intelligence, inclusive leadership or difficult conversations. C.A.R. has not vetted or endorsed anyone on this list.

Name Topic Previous Events Referred By
Rudhir Kirshtel Isolation & Remote Teams
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Workplace Politics
Difficult Conversations
Business Development & Growth
Valerie Alexander Unconscious Bias
Happiness in the Workforce
Expanding Opportunities for Women
The Winters Group
Jennifer Brown Consulting
Julia Lashay
Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson
Dr. Mark Smutney
Dr. Tiffany Jana
Leonard N. Moore
Dare to Lead Facilitator
Aiko Bethea
Catrice Monson
(NAR) Bias Override Instructor List
Lily Zheng

Below are books and other resources to assist with the understand of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles. Additionally, reports related to those of diverse backgrounds are included to provide more understanding on the need for D.E.I. within the industry.

DEI Deconstructed by Lily Zheng

How to Be an Inclusive Leader by Jennifer Brown

Inclusive Conversations by Mary Frances Winters

Inclusify by Stefanie Johnson

The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

How to be An Antiracist by Ibram Kendi

Influence Without Authority by Cohen and Bradford

Dare to Lead by Brené Brown 

Thrive: The Facilitator's Guide to Radically Inclusive Meetings by Dr. Mark Smutney

The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey

Rise of the Inclusive Consumer  - McKinsey.com

State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) Report 

State of Hispanic Homeownership Report

State of Asia America Report

LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Report


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