MAR President Paul Yorkis receives Fair Housing Champion Award

Paul Yorkis, president of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®, was recently recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) with the organization’s Fair Housing Champion Award.

Yorkis is one of three winners of the National Association of REALTORS® Fair Housing Champion Awards, honored during NAR’s Fair Housing Month event, “At What Price? Obstacles to Homeownership.”

Sponsored by, the award is given to real estate agents who demonstrate exceptional service to their buyers and communities affected by housing discrimination and who are committed to providing accessible and affordable housing options. Winners receive a $5,000 cash prize to be donated to a housing nonprofit of their choice.

Yorkis was recognized for lobbying the Massachusetts government to translate standard real estate forms into languages ​​other than English.

NAR President Kevin Sears says NAR's mission to promote the growth of prosperous, diverse and inclusive communities across the United States is more resilient than ever.

“Affordability and fair housing remain the greatest challenges facing the real estate industry today, and I am immensely proud of our honorees' commitment to expanding access to homeownership,” he said. “Their leadership has paved the way for positive change and inspired others to join our collective efforts.”

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