With an emphasis on equitable fair housing, Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing, a collaboration of the Perception Institute and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) sought to transform the real estate industry and align an approach to incorporating an equity framework. In January 2020 NAR’s launched its new Fair Housing Action Plan–ACT– emphasizing Accountability, Culture Change and Training in order to ensure America’s 1.5 million REALTORS® are doing everything possible to protect access to homeownership rights in America. The plan specifically committed NAR to create more robust fair housing education, including implicit-bias training and education on how the actions of REALTORS® can shape communities.
- Bias Override has greatly influenced the community and culture of all who were involved–trainers, participants, their clients and communities. In addition to qualitative measures, over 900+ participants have received the training virtually and in more than twenty (20) states across the country, and counting. Real estate professionals can incorporate Bias Override strategies into their ongoing professional development to enhance and improve our interpersonal experiences and interactions by working towards a world where all people feel they belong.
- Bias Override Video serves as a standing training tool. It has received over 40,000 views
- Over 80+ NAR facilitators have accessed the TTT model with more scheduled for 2023. Bias Override 3-hour classroom course will be heavily marketed to Realtors® across the country going forward. Over 900 Realtors® have engaged Bias Override classroom training in 2022, coincident with ongoing Train the Trainer sessions.
- Trainings have been held in DC, CO, RI, MI, WI, MD, FL, CT, MA, TN, AZ and NY