DENVER, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RE/MAX, LLC today announced a new corporate sponsorship of The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, reaffirming the company's commitment to fair housing for all and promoting LGBTQ+ homeownership. Through this new relationship, RE/MAX agents of all identities will have access to training, resources, and networking as they strive to overcome obstacles around housing that continue to face the LGBTQ+ community.
The LGBTQ+ homeownership rate is currently 49%, far behind the U.S. average of 65%. Through housing policy advocacy and training efforts, the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance strives to change the statistics by ending discrimination and empowering all LGBTQ+ consumers on their journey of homeownership. This sponsorship is the latest step in a longtime effort by RE/MAX to increase diversity among homeowners. Since 2019, RE/MAX has been a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act, which supports legislation that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
"The RE/MAX sponsorship of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance is an important step in our continued work to end discrimination in the real estate process," said Mike Reagan, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Industry Relations and Global Growth and Development. "RE/MAX celebrates the diversity to be found in our global network of nearly 140,000 real estate agents and is committed to serving as an advocate for both LGBTQ+ agents and consumers."
Since its founding in October 2020, the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance has grown to more than 50 chapters across 30 states.
"As we enter Pride Month, we are thrilled to welcome RE/MAX, one of the most recognizable brands in the real estate industry," says Ryan Weyandt, CEO of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. "While our community has made great strides since the 1969 Stonewall Riots launched the modern LGBTQ+ movement, we continue to fight to eliminate housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity at the federal level and in 27 states. We now add RE/MAX as another incredibly powerful voice to help The Alliance in our advocacy efforts, including helping increase LGBTQ+ homeownership rates and welcoming those in the community who want a real estate career."
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