Founded in 1986, Houston’s first and largest network
organization of Hispanic real estate professionals became a founding affiliate member
of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) in 1999. In 2004, R.E.A.L. participated with other
state affiliate members in the formation of Texas NAHREP.
members with ways to establish relationships and alliances throughout the
real estate industry, this non-profit organization focuses on two key areas
promoting homeownership opportunities for Houston’s largest emerging market
segment, the evolving and diverse Hispanic community.
R.E.A.L. Members Supporting professional
development through educational updates, monitoring developments in real
estate practice, mortgage lending and tracking changing government
regulations. R.E.A.L. has an established history of communicating with
elected officials and policy makers concerning challenges confronting
member businesses and the consumers they represent.
Potential Hispanic Homeowners
Education is critical in creating awareness of homebuyer rights,
financial mortgage options and the importance of using Realtors and other
professionals in the home buying process.
Equal opportunity in housing is
addressed through the following educational and awareness projects
the PROCESS of HOMEOWNERSHIP Education really shines with outreach
events in Spanish and English in schools, churches and community centers.
The Hispanic community is shown how they can obtain their own thread to
weave into the fabric of the American Dream.
RESOURCE CENTER Formed in response to calls from local
TV and radio stations referring families victimized by fraud or
discrimination in the pursuit of housing. R.E.A.L.’s
commitment to fair housing and civil rights is upheld by providing
intervention and guidance to aid in asserting their rights with the
appropriate agencies.* The
prevention of foreclosure twice and the return of stolen money were a few
of the successful case files that resulted in a HUD Best Practices Award to
R.E.A.L. in 2000.
for HISPANIC REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
the first time in Houston’s history that Hispanic real estate
professionals have assembled to specifically discuss solutions to the
challenges of increasing
accessibility for housing opportunities for Houston’s Hispanic
Moderated by Houston City Councilman
Gordon Quan, chairman of the City of Houston’s
Neighborhood, Housing & Redevelopment Committee, the results are
expected to be released to City leadership and the public in early
R.E.A.L.’s history reflects
the belief that private property ownership is the foundation of America’s
free enterprise system. In providing better housing opportunities to build
strong communities, the achievement of homeownership for all cultures
within the Hispanic community, and for all minorities, will continue to be
the key symbolic experience marking the transition to mainstream American
* the State
Attorney, District Attorney, HUD’s Fair Housing Compliance Division,
Texas Real estate Commission, Texas
Savings & Loan Commission, other regulatory agencies &
occasional pro-bono attorneys.
R.E.A.L. does not litigate.
Political Activity / Involvement
Occasionally elected officials or candidates for public office address
meetings regarding real estate industry concerns and private property
issues. Because candidates and officials always inquire, here is what
R.E.A.L. members and the public should know: R.E.A.L. is a non-profit organization and does not endorse or support, nor contribute funding or
in-kind services to any public office holder, to any candidate for public
office or for any type of political campaign.