REALTORS® in the Community

Working to strengthen community bonds.

In small towns and large cities across the globe, REALTORS® help shape and promote community values, giving their time and effort to noble causes. Here are a few examples:

Habitat for Humanity.

Many REALTORS® give their time and muscle to help raise money and construct Habitat for Humanity homes across Illinois and nationwide. Volunteer groups from Illinois take part in the REALTOR®-Habitat Partnership program, organized by the National Association of REALTORS®.

REALTORS® Relief Fund

REALTORS® from Illinois and across the nation have donated money to the Relief Fund victims of natural disasters and other important causes.

Good Neighbors

Each year the National Association of REALTORS® awards monetary grants to 10 causes supported by individual REALTORS® around the country. In 2006, Illinois REALTOR® Carol Sharp won the Good Neighbor Award from a field of 350 applicants for her tireless work at the Staunton, Illinois, Food Pantry. In 2007, Illinois REALTOR® Virginia Ferry of Joliet received an award for her 36-year service to the MorningStar Mission Ministries homeless shelter.

NAR Housing Opportunity Program

NAR's Housing Opportunity Program serves as the blueprint for REALTORS® to become leaders in identifying, developing, advocating and promoting business opportunities, programs, products and resources that expand housing availability.


REALTORS® fully support the practice of equal opportunity in fair housing. It is the REALTOR® pledge in our strict Code of Ethics to uphold the spirit as well as the letter of the law, through programs, activities and training designed to promote and further the right of equal opportunity in housing for all. An Illinois Association of REALTORS® site,, supports fair housing in Illinois.



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