REALTOR® Associations can play an important role in addressing workforce housing issues in their community by holding a forum that brings key players in the community together to examine how the lack of affordable housing opportunities is affecting the community and exploring strategies to address these issues.

The Workforce Housing Forum Guide: A Strategy for Outreach and Advocacy outlines how to plan and conduct a workforce housing forum to identify and develop strategies to address a community’s workforce housing needs. The guide includes tips and tools for setting goals,and resources to identify partners, select speakers, manage resources and more, along with examples of successful forums conducted by REALTOR® Associations.

You can download the entire guide to review and print. You can also print out individual tools and resources for staff and committee members to discuss and then customize.

Guide Tools & Resources

Event Planning

Conducting the Forum

After the Forum


Questions? Contact Christine Windle , 202-383-1135