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Combating Appraisal Bias Series: Identify, Empower, and Collaborate

January 23, 2023 Print ShareThis

PAVE Webinar Series for Housing Counselors

HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling (OHC) and the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) are working together to combat appraisal bias. The work of the Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) task force includes developing strategies and action plan steps that housing counselors can adopt to best serve their clients. In the year since the launch of PAVE, the work of the task force is in full swing, including the joint collaboration of FHEO and OHC. Housing counseling agencies (HCAs) play a significant role in combating appraisal bias as they work with clients every day who rely upon accurate appraisals for pre-purchase, refinancing, and reverse mortgages.

There are three sessions planned in this robust, learner-centric webinar series. The first session will feature an engaging roundtable format where consumers and HCAs share their experiences from two different markets in the country. The second and third sessions will unpack the work of the PAVE Task Force, the PAVE Action Plan, and highlight tools, strategies, and next steps for HCAs.

Training Objectives:

Participants will learn:

  • How to raise awareness of appraisal bias and how appraisal bias can be identified
  • How appraisal bias impacts consumers
  • How to assist consumers who may have been subjected to biased appraisals
  • What commitments federal agencies have made to root out appraisal bias
  • How to share strategies and available resources which can support housing counselors and empower their clients

Who Should Attend?

This webinar series is intended for HCAs.

Schedule and Registration

Training Date and Time Registration
Appraisal Bias and the Generational Wealth Gap Roundtable

This session will examine the topic of racial bias in the home appraisal process, what consumers need to know, and solutions to combat it.

  • David Berenbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, OHC, HUD
  • Demetria L. McCain, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, FHEO, HUD
  • Melody Taylor, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement Compliance, FHEO, HUD, Executive Director, PAVE Senior Advisor, National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA)
  • Ayako Marsh Miranda, SRA, President, A&B Real Estate Group, Subcontractor to ICF
  • Lauren Lewis, Chicago Homeowner
  • Falon Young, Housing Policy Associate, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
  • Joseph Lopez, Executive Director and CEO, Spanish Coalition for Housing
  • Jacqulyn Priestly, Principal and Owner, Oakhill Strategies
  • Alexia Smokler, Director, Fair Housing Policy and Programs, National Association of REALTORS®
January 31, 2023
1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
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What Housing Counselors Need to Know
This session will discuss the strategies outlined in the PAVE Action Plan to combat bias, as well as current available resources counselors can access to support individuals who have been impacted.
February 22, 2023
2:00 - 3:30 PM EST
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Housing Counseling and FHEO Agencies Combining Forces to Combat Appraisal Bias
This final joint session, with OHC and HUD's National Fair Housing Training Academy (NFHTA), will take a closer look at practical steps housing counseling agencies, FHIPs, and FHAPs can together take to combat appraisal bias and protections under the Fair Housing and The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).
March 15, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
Coming Soon

About PAVE

On June 1, 2021, the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Biden announced the creation of an interagency initiative, the PAVE Task Force. Co-chaired by HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge and Domestic Policy Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice, the Task Force was directed to evaluate the causes, extent, and consequences of appraisal bias and to establish a transformative set of recommendations to root out racial and ethnic bias in home valuations.

On March 23, 2022, the PAVE Action Plan was launched at the White House. This session also included a roundtable of consumers discussing their firsthand experiences around appraisal bias. The Action Plan includes the collaboration between HUD FHEO and OHC to increase awareness, training, and technical assistance tools counselors can use to address appraisal bias.

Additional Resources and Information

Review the following resources for additional information on appraisal bias:

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