Much has been said about the housing crisis and the tales of personal tragedy. After all, it’s easy to focus on the bad when there’s so much negative to go around. But with challenges also come silver linings. With despair comes compassion. With crisis comes strength and unity.
The unified strength of the 700 Hispanic, Asian and African American real estate professionals that gathered at the 2010 Multicultural Real Estate & Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago was undeniable. NAHREP, AREAA and NAREB members have joined forces before, but never in this way. The mood was electric. The energy was palpable. And the message was unmistakably clear: We will not let communities of color perish in this housing debacle.