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NAWRB's Women's Homeownership Initiative & Calendar

Monday, March 7, 2016  
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NAWRB's Women Homeownership Initiative (WHI) is dedicated to positively impacting the female homeownership rate across the nation, offset women's poverty levels and cement women's personal and professional strides. From advocating better women's homeownership data collection to calling upon banks to create special lending programs for female buyers, our WHI works to prevent women from being right-sized out of homeownership.

The NAWRB WHI will offer and advocate for:
  • Better data collection concerning women's homeownership
  • Special lending programs to increase conversion rate for women homebuyers
  • Training on and access to financial literacy and loan qualifications
Miami, Florida- RegisterHere
Date: March 2nd, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1p.m.
Location:Keiser University Miami/Doral Campus, 2101 NW 117 Ave. Miami, FL 33172

Fort Worth, Texas: Co-hosted with Tarrant County Housing Partnership- RegisterHere

Date: June 24th, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location:Fort Worth, TX

Women's Homeownership Statistics:
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 1 in 4 families with children under the age of 18 are headed by a single parent and more than 3 out of 4 single parent families are headed by a female. In the U.S., 30.9 percent of families headed by women with no husband present live below the poverty level.
  • According toReturn of the Single Female Homebuyer, the percentage of single female homebuyers dropped from 21 percent in 2009 to 15 percent in 2015
  • The2014 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellersreveals
  • 15.5 million women lived alone in 2014, compared to 11.8 million men
  • 56% of these women are more likely to own the home they live in, compared to 47% of men
  • 2014 Census Bureau data reveals there are 18,057,000 female homeowners in the United States
  • Of these, 10 million live alone
  • 6.7 million live with relatives, without a husband present
  • 1.3 million live in other two-or-more person households

NAWRB 2016 Legislative Symposium- Register


Date: March 18th, 2016, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location:Hotel Monaco Washington, D.C.,
700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
NAWRB's Legislative Symposium will have interactive pivotal discussions on central issues and developments within the housing industry by uniting C-suite executives with government officials from entities like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Census Bureau, Office(s) of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), National Women's Business Council (NWBC), Office of the Ombudsman, Small Business Administration (SBA) and the SBA Office of Advocacy.
Separated into four engaging segments: Lender, Brokerage, Title/Small Business and Non-Profit, our executive roundtables will fast-track industry dialogue between government agencies and major players for women and small businesses to discuss in-depth opportunities to strengthen the women's movement in housing.
Roundtables include:
*Pivotal discussions for the development of strategic partnerships in the women's movement
*Programs and initiatives for women-owned businesses, small businesses and women'shomeownership
*RFPs, the power of supplier diversity and the importance of inclusion as part of core businesspractices
*Decision-makers navigating the future of the industry


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