OpenHomes will use our voice as one of the top real estate companies in the state to advocate for policies and programs that help people in need, are inclusive and supportive of all people, and that work to prevent and end homelessness. We oppose policies that seek to criminalize homelessness and poverty, that are divisive or discriminatory, or that jeopardize housing security for people in our community.
A strong housing market is great for homeowners, but we believe real estate professionals must also pay attention to the things that make strong communities. It’s not just about the value of homes, but about critical public infrastructure, like schools, transit, parks, utilities, clean air and water, and a strong social safety net that protects our most vulnerable neighbors. It’s about public policies that are inclusive, progressive, and support racially and economically integrated communities. It’s about standing up against hatred, discrimination, and bigotry when we encounter it in our personal and professional lives. Just as sharing a house with people you love makes it a home, so does sharing a city with people who are care for each other make it a community.
In accordance with our values, OpenHomes will only support organizations which help people without regard to race, color, religion, gender expression/identity, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, age, or disability. Every person deserves a safe place to live.