Thanks for those who volunteered to serve on this workgroup and have saved time in your calendar for the first meeting. Thursday, September 8th @ 9 a.m. at the Board of REALTORS office. We will send the agenda and meeting materials in advance.
a. Educate agents and empower brokerages to address fair housing standards and compliance.
b. Ensure fair and inclusive engagement exists for all who seek it within the association.
c. Promote opportunities for a diverse membership and leadership.
d. Examine and educate on barriers to housing in Berkshire County and identify possible solutions
e. Identify groups, initiatives and people to collaborate with to promote housing equity in Berkshire County.
We are pleased to have some exciting new programs to discuss (Mass Housing major funding coming to Pittsfield, Greylockâ€™s redlining research and efforts by NAACP and the Berkshire Housing Committee of BRPC.) We have internal and external areas for engagement and should have a good meeting talking about ways we can help be a part of ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion and fair housing in homeownership, leadership and membership.