Kaiser Permanente Finds Homes for 250 Aging Homeless


In January of last year, Kaiser Permanente and Oakland-based Bay Area Community Services (BACS) partnered to find homes for 515 aging homeless residing in their hometown in order to tackle the Bay Area’s homeless problem. This month, Kaiser and BACS announced that they have found homes for 250 aging homeless, about half of their projected goal. 

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2019 WHER Excerpt: Key Characteristics of Global Women Entrepreneurs


The six-volume 2019 Women in the Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER) will be released by the beginning of the third quarter. Attendees of the 2019 NAWRB Conference, Redefining Leadership, on August 4th-6th in Pasadena, CA, will get to hear expert industry leaders discuss the main topics from the report, including diverse leadership, homeownership, business ownership, aging population and more! Read more for an excerpt of the report. 

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Women’s Entrepreneurship 2016/2017 report provides a thorough review of women’s entrepreneurship in four main geographic regions of the world, including East and South Asia, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa. Here are some of the key characteristics of global women entrepreneurs. 

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Introducing 2019 Conference Speaker Dr. Alexis Crow!

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NAWRB’s 2019 Solutions.Housing.Equality SHETalk Speaker Dr. Alexis Crow is Lead, Geopolitical Investing practice, PwC Senior Fellow, Columbia Business School; Global Business and Economics, Atlantic Council. In her role, she is leading corporations and asset managers to capitalize on dislocations in order to profit and expand around the globe. Previously, she was Managing Director at New York-based G2 Investment Group, where she was responsible for developing investment strategies for the firm, and for providing counsel on geopolitical issues across asset classes.

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California Has 17 of America’s 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets


A new report by real estate market database ATTOM Data Solutions finds that almost half of the country’s housing markets are less affordable than historical averages, which is a slight improvement from over three-quarters in the last quarter of 2018.  Median home prices in the first quarter of 2019 were not affordable for wage earners in 70 percent of the largest counties.

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4.3 Million Homeowners Saved from Foreclosure Since Conservatorship


The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)’s first quarter 2019 Foreclosure Prevention Report states that the Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 38, 968 foreclosure prevention actions in the first quarter of 2019. This brings the total number of foreclosure prevention actions since conservatorship in 2008 to 4,322, 804.

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U.S. Women More Likely to Have Multiple Jobs

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Even though a majority of American workers are single jobholders, more workers are steadily holding more than one job in order to have another source of income,  gain more experience and explore multiple interests. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Multiple Jobholders in the United States: 2013 report, which looks at characteristics of workers by sex, industry, occupation and work schedule, about 13 million workers have two or more jobs.

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Happy Father’s Day 2019


NAWRB wishes you and your family a wonderful Father’s Day this Sunday, June 16th, 2019. The holiday was established in 1966 with President Lyndon Johnson’s proclamation designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. The idea was influenced by a woman named Sonora Dodd in 1909, who wanted to honor her father, a widowed Civil War veteran. In honor of this special day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released interesting facts to create a snapshot of fatherhood in America.

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Announcing the 2019 NAWRB Leadership Award Winners! Join us Aug. 5th in Pasadena


Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is proud to announce our winners of the NAWRB 2019 Leadership Awards! After weeks of reviewing incredible candidates, we narrowed it down to these exceptional women leaders who are utilizing their expertise, passion and drive to redefine leadership and facilitate additional growth in their industry and local communities.

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DOL Announces $1.5 Million Fund for Women’s Apprenticeships & Job Opportunities


The U.S. Department of Labor announced that $1.5 million in grant funding is available to help recruit, mentor and retain women in apprenticeship programs and help women pursue careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity, health care and other industries. The grant will be administered by the Department’s Women’s Bureau and the Employment and Training Administration.

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