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Contact: Judy Foston Stanford/Foston International
1-866-922-2544
Houston…… The Houston Black Real Estate Association (HBREA) is planning a week-long of events for the 2017 “Realtist Week”. The week of activities will begin on April 22 until April 29, 2017. “Realtist ” is a trademark for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) members. Locally, “Realtist Week” is presented by the Houston Black Real Estate Association with the purpose to educate, support and offer resources to first time homeowners and existing homeowners in the Houston metro area.
“Realtist Week” will culminate on April 29th, at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church from 10 AM to 4 PM, the Houston Black Real Estate Association will hold a Community Wealth Building Day Expo. This event has been organized in efforts to encourage and support financial literacy, home ownership and self-sufficiency so that individuals can go into home ownership with confidence.
The goal of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) is to create 2 million new African American homeowners in 5 years. Locally, the goal is 4,500 new African American homeowners.
After fair housing legislation was passed in 1968 during the Civil Rights era, the black homeownership rate increased for 30 years and reached nearly 50 percent in 2004, but all those gains have been erased in the last 12 years.
The homeownership rate for black households ended 2016 at 41.7 percent, near a 50-year low, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Black homeownership hasn’t been this low since the time when housing discrimination was legal.
Therefore, in 30 cities across the US , the local chapters of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers has deemed the Community Housing expo day of Realtist Week “Operation Red”. On this day, the finale in 30 cities we come together to provide housing resources to our local communities.
Here in Houston for HBREA’s “Realtist Week” will provide credit counseling, offer resources to sellers and real estate investors, provide loan modification guidance, introduce the financial benefits of insurance, trust, and wills, along with introducing financial literacy education to the youth.
For information on Realtist Week, For more information, call 713-551-2092 or www.hbreahousingexpo.org . For more information on the Houston Black Real Estate Association contact the president, Kim Barnes-Henson at 713-742-2424 or president@hbreahouston.org. We thank you in advance for your support and participation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact: Judy Foston Stanford/Foston International
1-866-922-2544

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