(Due to COVID-19, all meetings are conducted via Zoom. Please contact the assigned staff member for specific committee information and meeting schedules.)
Meets in Riverside on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:00am Staff contact is Mark Dowling, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30am. However, if there are no cases to review, the meeting will not be held. Also, the Grievance Committee requires that you take an online training course ($40 up-front fee that is reimbursed upon successful completion) prior to your participation on the committee. Staff contact is Deanna Chalfant, email@example.com
Housing Policy Committee:
Meets at 9:45am on the first Wednesday of the month at IVAR’s Riverside office. Staff contact is Paul Herrera, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets in Riverside on the third Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm. Staff contact is Linda Vansant, email@example.com
Meets only when a hearing is scheduled (normally 8 to 10 meetings per year). This committee requires a minimum two years prior service on the Grievance Committee. Staff contact is Deanna Chalfant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair Housing & Diversity Committee:
Meets in Riverside on the third Thursday of the month, at 2:30pm. Staff contact is Mark Dowling, email@example.com
The IVAR Fair Housing & Diversity Committee serves as an advocate for fair housing practices and promotes equal opportunities in housing, while further supporting diversification within the real estate industry to better serve association members and their communities. The committee aims to increase opportunities for members to actively participate and provide education to support consumers and real estate professionals.
- Outreach to members from diverse constituencies to participate in the Fair Housing & Diversity Committee, and association committees, task forces and leadership activities.
- Develop specific programs and activities (i.e., education/training programs, special events, etc.) that promote and foster the purpose of the Fair Housing & Diversity Committee.
- Create a “Fair Housing & Diversity” IVAR webpage that includes resources and information for members and the public.
- Coordinate and integrate with key stakeholder groups (Fair Housing Council, REALTIST, etc.) the activities and mission of IVAR’s Fair Housing & Diversity Committee.
- Have a positive impact on fair housing and diversity issues related to the Inland Empire housing landscape through education, exposure, and strategic
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