Illinois REALTORS® Launches Diversity Initiative | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

The Illinois REALTORS® have launched a new Diversity Initiative, including their new Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit.

The initiative was created to reaffirm the organization’s longtime commitment to diversity in the workplace and equality in housing. The Diversity Initiative’s first major component is housing legislation to incentivize the development of more affordable housing by reallocating more funds to the affordable housing trust fund, create a property tax abatement and income tax credit for new affordable housing units and eliminate local prohibitions on accessory dwelling units by local governments. This advocacy will begin during the Illinois General Assembly’s fall veto session. Find out more about the initiative here.

APPLY FOR A DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION GRANT FOR YOUR OFFICE

Created for this initiative is also the Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program. Through this program, managing brokers and industry partners can apply for a $1,000 grant to bring a pre-hired facilitator into their office to provide training on cultural sensitivities, unrealized biases, inclusive business practices and more.

ACCESS THE TOOLKIT

The Diversity Initiative also includes a new toolkit, with videos, trainings and resources, for Illinois REALTOR® members to educate themselves on diversity and inclusion.

View the IR’s Diversity Initiative website here.