May Updates


Fair Housing Highlight

The Commission’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and Consumer Resource Officer attended Fair Housing events in Gastonia and Charlotte in April. The events highlighted the needs of vulnerable populations such as the homeless, elderly people, single parents, youth aging out of the foster care system, disabled veterans, and other citizens. Data was provided highlighting the gap between the percentage of people in the US who have at least one disability versus the amount of housing accessible for disabled people.  The following federal, state, and local resources were shared with attendees:

Legal Aid Fair Housing Project (housing discrimination)Legal Aid Housing (evictions, fair housing, foreclosures, housing discrimination, etc.)
Continuum of Care (established by HUD) (homelessness assistance)United Way (housing, general assistance) (homelessness)  (emergency housing assistance, basic needs referral service of the United Way of NC)
John Chafee Grant (youth aging out of foster care)Section 8 / Housing Choice Voucher (public rental assistance)
NCHFA Housing Partnership (funding supportive housing, accessibility modifications)HUD-VASH Vouchers (housing assistance for veterans)

It’s Renewal Time

Brokers must renew their licenses between May 15th-June 30th of every year in North Carolina.  This license renewal requirement applies to all brokers (i.e., provisional, full, QBs, and BIC Eligible). QBs must renew their firm licenses between May 15th and June 30th. Remember, brokers do not have to complete CE before renewing their license.  Review this eBulletin article for more details.

Are you interested in getting a real estate license?  Watch this YouTube video, Overview of the Licensing Process, for steps to get started.

You are invited!

The monthly Real Estate Commission meetings are always open to the public, and you are invited to attend in person or online via Zoom.  The next meeting is May 22nd at the Commission building, 1313 Navaho Drive, Raleigh, NC.  A Zoom link will be available at on the day of the meeting.