NAWRB Signs MOU with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce at the 2017 4th Annual NAWRB Nexus Conference

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July 18, 2017 – The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) is proud to announce our signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC). The MOU signing took place during the Power Lunch: Women’s Trade Associations, Collaboration for the Future at the 2017 4th Annual NAWRB Nexus Conference in Costa Mesa,CA.

Both organizations will work together to increase homeownership for both women and minorities. There are over 18 million female homeowners in the United States, with single female householders comprising 13 percent of total family households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The current homeownership rate for Hispanics is 45.2 percent. Owning a home, a place to call one’s own, is part of the American dream, and a necessary component to ensuring economic growth.

“We are excited to collaborate with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce to create more awareness and opportunities for women and minority homeownership,” stated Desiree Patno, President & CEO of NAWRB. “Women and the Hispanic community are important contributors to our economy as small business owners and entrepreneurs. By making sure both groups have a foundation to develop their wealth, we are securing their economic growth for generations to come.”

“We’re going to work together for one cause,” said Frank Montes, Chairman of the Board of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, “and that cause is to bring our community up. Homeownership is key to any small business owner. We need to make sure that they feel secure and have a piece of the American dream. That American dream here in California has doubled and tripled in cost, so we need more affordable housing.”

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The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) is a leading voice for women in the housing ecosystem. With the assistance of our Women’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC), NAWRB is advocating for women’s gender equality, raising the utilization of women-owned businesses and providing women the tools and opportunities for economic expansion and growth. By increasing women’s homeownership, we can leverage the entrepreneurial strength of women and help bring the awareness of women’s poverty.

About California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) has a network of over 65 Hispanic chambers and business associations throughout the State of California. Through its network of Hispanic chambers and business associations, the CHCC represents the interest of over 700,000 Hispanic business owners in California. The CHCC is the premier and largest regional ethnic business organization in the nation that promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s Emerging Businesses.

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