Cleveland Realtist Association News for February 2021

Feb. 5, 2021


HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge

CRA enthusiastically congratulates HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge on her confirmation for the role of Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in President Biden's administration. Secretary Fudge has been a strong ally of our organization and we look forward to working together to implement policies that will support the increase of Black homeownership and generational wealth. 

Madam Lydia Pope, President-Elect and Pro Tem

CRA is extremely proud to announce that one of our own, Lydia Pope has been named to the Swanepoel Power 200. This list ranks the most powerful and influential leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry. She is on the Power 200 as well as the Top 40 Women Executives List. To learn more about the 2020 Leadership Rankings, go to

Roderick Hirsch-PNC Bank

CRA also congratulates our long-time member Roderick Hirsch who has been promoted to Vice President/Area Sales Manager at PNC Bank, which is one of CRA's current sponsors. We wish Rod the best in his new role. 



Cleveland Realtist present "House then Car" Zoom Summit

Jul. 9, 2020

Minorities and mortgages: Black leaders' thoughts on closing the racial divide

Jun. 18, 2020

Posted on on 04 Jun 2020 by Clayton Jarvis

Dispiriting. Disgusting. Disorienting. However one chooses to frame the events sparked by George Floyd’s killing at the hands of the Minneapolis police on May 25, the underlying cause is clear: America’s racial divide, a ragged, gaping, self-inflicted wound that has been allowed to fester for centuries, has poisoned the country.


The Cleveland Realtist Association, Minority Homeownership, and Chenoa Fund

Jun. 18, 2020

Posted on on  by Christine Brewer


That number represents the homeownership rate of the black community in the United States.

It’s among the lowest of homeownership rates in the nation—and it has been going down for years. Homeownership rates improve slightly for other minority groups, but they still aren’t good (45–55%). From this, it is clear that many underprivileged Americans need help to access the benefits of homeownership.