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Real Estate Alliance Ensures an Equitable Homebuying Experience for All LGBTQ+ Consumers

Real Estate Alliance ensures an equal housing market and equitable experience for all
LGBTQ+ consumers by educating REALTORS® to engage in the most respectful way
with the community. The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance is also a leading advocate for
the LGBTQ+ community in real estate and housing policy, working on behalf of all
LGBTQ+ people on their housing needs. The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance has a
mission to advocate, elevate, and celebrate.


The Alliance is dedicated to enhancing the professional lives of its members while
providing consumers with the proper resources to assist in buying, selling, and enjoying
their homes.


For any minority group, the support of allies is critical. Allies are the people that do not fit
into the LGBTQ+ identity but support the equal rights of those within the community.
Allies can include individuals, companies, non-profits, and even associations like
Maryland REALTORS®.


Although LGBTQ+ people are protected in some states and municipalities, federal Fair
Housing Laws do not include sexual orientation or gender identity as protected classes.
This allows legal discrimination in 27 states which can cause barriers to
homeownership, obtaining a loan, renting, and more.


The LGBTQ homeownership rate is 49%, far below the homeownership rate of 64% for
the general population. Fear of any type of discrimination in the future home buying
process is a concern for 46% renters. 

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