The Tennessee REALTORS® Fair Housing Champion Award recognizes members each year who work tirelessly and have made an exceptional contribution to advance fair housing and expand homeownership in Tennessee. Presented annually, the award is designed to celebrate the honoree’s contributions, inspire fellow REALTORS®, and highlight other members who also make Fair Housing and Homeownership a part of their daily work.

  • The nomination period is November 1st to January 10th.
  • Nominees must be members in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS® and Tennessee REALTORS® and have primary membership with a local association of REALTORS® in Tennessee.
  • Nominees must be active practitioners as certified by their Principal/Managing Broker.
  • Nominees will be judged on the level of personal contribution, especially volunteer (unpaid) hours, though contributions of money and other resources will be considered as well.
  • Some portion of the nominee’s work must have taken place within the 12 months prior to the nomination deadline.
  • This award is intended to recognize individuals, not associations or companies. If an individual within your association of company can be singled out as instrumental to the success of a group effort, he or she is eligible. If the achievements of two people (such as a married couple or co-founders of an organization) cannot be separated, they can enter as a pair and their entry will be considered as one.
  • REALTORS® may nominate themselves or may be nominated by another REALTOR®, a state or local association executive, or the organization they serve.
  • Tennessee REALTORS® staff and their families, current selection-committee members, sponsors/sponsor employees and their families are ineligible to participate.
  • Award finalists must sign an affidavit of eligibility, submit to a criminal history check, and be willing to be interviewed, photographed, filmed, and nominated for the National Association of REALTORS® Fair Housing Champion Award.
  • Tennessee REALTORS® staff and selection-committee members will not accept lobbying efforts on a behalf of nominees.

The application period for the 2025 Fair Housing Champion Awards Application has ended.

2024 Honoree:
Tina Black,

Congratulations to Tina Black of Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®, for receiving our inaugural Tennessee REALTORS® Fair Housing Champion Award! Tina has served as the chair for their local association Fair & Affordable Housing Committee, where they brought NAR’s Fairhaven training to life with live skits that replicated real-world fair housing scenarios.