Diversity & Inclusion Committee: How Appraisal Reform Can Solve the Legacy of Redlining
A brief history of redlining and other discriminatory practices, and how appraisal processes continue to reinforce disparities between the Black and White communities, plus, potential solutions that could lead to structural changes in the real estate industry to raise values of homes in predominantly Black neighborhoods.
- Tuesday, September 20 | 1:15 - 2:15 PM
This session is complimentary/open to all conference attendees!
Registration is not required for this event.
Barbara Heise is also co-founder of WITH Action and has been a REALTOR® since 1969. Early in her career, she saw firsthand the devastating impacts of blockbusting and, as a result, became active in local politics and advocacy to focus on solving these issues. In addition to representing buyers and sellers, Barbara has expertise as a property developer, property manager, and as an assistant to a mortgage banker.
Douglas Potts is the founder of Delta Real Estate Analytics. Doug partnered with Rosalind and Barbara in 2022, bringing years of experience in lending and appraising to their work. He previously served as the Chief Appraiser for Commerce Bank, a role he retired from in 2020, and has volunteered with a variety of groups, including the National Appraisal Institute and the Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission.
Rosalind Williams grew up in a segregated black community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Because of her lived experience, she became an urban planner to solve problems and dedicated her career to housing issues and improving the quality of life of black communities. As co-founder of WITH ACTION, she advocates for inclusive neighborhoods and innovative appraisal systems.