Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Studying Homebuying Trends of the LGB Community Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Diversity 2019-06-10 Mike Albanese Previous: Gathering Storm: Preparing Homeowners for Natural Disasters Next: How Best to “Age in Place” Sign up for DS News Daily Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Tagged with: Diversity June 10, 2019 1,179 Views The National Association of Realtors (NAR) for the first time released its profile of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Buyers and Sellers, and found that bisexual individuals were the most likely to indicate they were first-time homebuyers at 58%.Lesbian and gay buyers followed at 36% and 32% of heterosexuals indicated they were first-time homebuyers. Bisexuals were also the youngest buyers with an average age of 36 years old, but also had the lowest income of $62,400.Gay and lesbian buyers were the oldest at 45-years-old and heterosexuals reported an average age of 44 with a median income of $91,200, which is similar to the $92,900 median income for lesbian and gay buyers.Bisexuals were also the most likely to identify themselves as first-time sellers at 50%, with both 36% of heterosexuals and lesbian/gay identifying as first-time sellers.“The American Dream of homeownership traverses across the spectrum of our society—including sexual orientation—and Realtors always have and will continue to advocate so that anyone who wants to, and is capable of purchasing a home, is able to do so,” said NAR President John Smaby, a second-generation Realtor from Edina, Minnesota and broker at Edina Realty. “Realtors have always embraced the significance of the protections secured by the Fair Housing Act, and have encouraged efforts to extend them by amending our Code of Ethics in 2009 to prohibit discriminations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”Eighty-six percent of bisexual buyers were most likely to purchase single-family homes, with lesbian/gay buyers the least likely at 79%. Heterosexual buyers were the most likely to purchase multi-generational homes at 13%. Lesbian/gay buyers were most likely live in an urban center at 28%.Freddie Mac reported in April that the LGBTQ homeownership rate remains 16% below the national average, according to a report by the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP).According to this report, one of the biggest barriers to homeownership for the LGBT renter is not unlike that faced by most homebuyers—saving up for a down payment. Seventy percent of LGBT individuals surveyed by Freddie Mac listed this as a top challenge, whereas 81% of NAGLREP members cited lack of funds for a down payment and waiting for the right time to buy as the top hurdles keeping this demographic from owning a home. Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Studying Homebuying Trends of the LGB Community About Author: Mike Albanese Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago
Faculty Global Health Research AssociateDepartment of EpidemiologyInstitute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School ofMedicineA full-time Faculty Research Associate in Epidemiology that will bebased full-time in Nigeria or Zambia. The primary goal ofthe scientist is to further research and implementation science inthe UMB Nigeria or Zambia office. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, curriculumvitae, research statement, and contact information for 3 referencesto: [email protected] University of Maryland School of Medicine offers a competitivesalary and benefits. Appointments are made commensurate witheducation and experience. The University of Maryland, Baltimore isan Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities,women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged toapply. Qualifications : Prior experience in monitoring, designing, and implementingprograms in health, HIV/AIDS, TB, MCH, or health systemsstrengthening, with demonstrated supervision experience.Prior experience in using electronic medical recordsExperience in impact and evaluation studies design andexecutionA familiarity with US Government Agencies and PEPFAR reportingrequirements.Analysis and data management skills as well as demonstratedanalytical skills and experience in identifying and evaluating bestpractices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by publichealth projectsExperience working in global health and in developingcountriesExperience working with statistical software platforms (R,STATA, SAS, SPSS etc.),Excellent written and oral communication skills inEnglish.Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with donors,ministries of health, project partnersAbility to train and develop mid-level staff capacity in datacollection, analysis, and use Undertake advanced analysis of existing program data anddatasets to answer questions of interest from a program improvementand implementation science perspective. The scientist will supportall COPs in analyzing their program data to identify existinggaps.Work with SI team to ensure analytic data sets can be createdfrom electronic medical record data.The Research Associate will support the Technical Director orPrincipal Investigator in conducting evaluations (mid-term andend-line) of programs, as well as designing an implementing suchprotocols. Finally the scientist will assist with grantdevelopment, particularly research-oriented grants such asNIH.The Research Associate will also help to build research andwriting capacity among in-country staff. This will mean mentoringyoung researchers and developing skills among study nurses andother support staff.Generate outcome and impact evidence from multiple data sourcesfor use by the Technical Leads to inform organizational strategyand program design. Report on the project’s Performance MonitoringPlans (PMP) in collaboration with field program and MEPMTeams.Work with HQ technical leadership to integrate relevantcomponents into MEPM frameworks.Support in the collection and monitoring of all MEPM activitiesunder projects – this includes reviewing data collection tools,supervising and/or conducting reports from fieldwork, conductingdata analysis and interpretation of findings.Lead design of public health evaluations and contribute tomethods development for Implementation Science projectsActively participate and contribute to publications in peerreviewed journals and other program briefs and manuscriptsProvide data collection and outcome indicator input for MEPMdevelopment for proposal preparationThis is a full-time position in Nigeria or Zambia,international assignment compensation and benefits areincluded. PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics with research experienceand publications.