Purpose

Formed in 2004, the Housing Initiatives Committee was charged with Identifying and making recommendations regarding the association’s role in initiatives that promote and enhance opportunities for individual homeownership.

Major Accomplishments

United Texas course, Texas Affordable Housing Specialist certification.

Other

Three task forces, comprised of committee members, are now working on three different projects:

  • Setting up a new Texas REALTORS® Heroes program, similar in concept to NAR’s Good Neighbor Awards
  • Recommending criteria for the Texas Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunity Foundation (TARHOF) to use in disbursing funds in the form of grants to local associations in support of their single-family affordable housing projects (for example: Habitat for Humanity).
  • Reviewing software developed by the Kansas City regional association that dynamically displays affordable-housing program details based on criteria the consumer enters via a Web site. Visit KCHomePrograms.com

Criteria

  • All members are chosen by the TAR Leadership Team
  • 1-year term
  • 17 members