HGAR Holds Fair Housing Seminar Featuring NAR VP of Public Advocacy
Real Estate In-Depth | May 19, 2022
WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors held a highly informative Fair Housing Seminar on April 21 at the HGAR headquarters in White Plains.
Guest speakers at the well-attended event were: Bryan Greene, NAR, Vice President of Policy Advocacy, Brian Levine, HGAR Legal Counsel & Professional Standards Administrator and Andrew Smith, Deputy Executive Director at Westchester Residential Opportunities. The program was hosted by HGAR President Anthony Domathoti.
Greene has been an outspoken advocate for Fair Housing and recently at a NAR conference, pointed to one of the key market forces that is a major impediment in Realtors’ efforts to promote and develop fair housing, particularly for groups that have been historically excluded.
“The brick wall we face is supply. If we don’t have housing, we can’t expand access. So, we’re engaged in a range of efforts to ensure we have housing supply,” Greene said
Greene joined NAR in November 2019, and spent his first year at NAR raising the association’s profile in Washington and nationwide on all fair-housing-related policy matters as NAR’s first Director of Fair Housing Policy. Before joining NAR, he served for 10 years as the highest-ranking career official in HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO).