DEI Resources


At GCAA, our mission is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of the apartment industry within the greater Charlotte area. In line with this objective, we have developed this GCAA DEI Resources Page, which serves as a comprehensive and continually updated hub of information for our members.

The purpose of this platform is to provide our members with a reliable source of DEI:

· Education
· Training
· Best practices

Through collaboration with various industry experts and professionals, we aim to serve as strong advocates for DEI in the local apartment industry. In doing so, we strive to foster an inclusive and supportive environment that reflects the diverse population we serve.


Episode 26 of Fair Housing Insiders

Diversity, equity, and inclusion need to be more than an HR exercise once a year and then shelved so to speak. There has to be action. Employees need to see tangible evidence of change and feel confident and comfortable in their positions as well as the opportunity to grow. 

Building a Foundation for Diversity, Equity and InclusionEvents over recent years have dramatically raised the awareness of, and interest in, the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Join Jen Piccotti and Camron Shelton to learn some initial insights gained from the 2022 NAA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey.

Unmasking MicroaggressionsSnap judgments are easy to make, but microaggressions may negatively impact your interactions within the rental housing industry. Join Dr. Ryan Wagner as we learn how to identify, mitigate, and cope with microaggressions.

How Do I DE&I?Find the five things you must do to jump-start your DEI program. 

DE&I Strategy: How It Will Attract and Retain Your EmployeesLearn how to create a DEI strategy to meet your objectives and measure the strategy over time. 

Leading the Diverse, Multigenerational Workforce: Lessons Learned from the U.S. MilitaryLearn how you can apply the valuable lessons of the U.S. military to foster a truly diverse and inclusive workplace for all your employees.Small Steps, Big Impact: Learn to be a Diversity & Inclusion AllyAre you struggling with how to best show up as an ally to diverse groups in the rental housing industry? Learn how to become a better ally. 

How NAA Members are Taking Action to Create Inclusive Workplaces Learn how industry leaders created frameworks to create diverse and inclusive workforces.

Doing the Right Thing: Cultivating an LGBTQ+ Workplace Our society's rapidly changing social makeup is creating an educational opportunity for the rental housing industry to learn how to bridge gaps between races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and overall classifications. 

Celebrating Black History Month in Rental HousingIn this webinar, NAA is celebrating Black History Month by honoring Black leaders and their contributions to rental housing. We will showcase success stories and highlight the challenges black professionals face as we continue to build on these achievements to create a more inclusive workplace. Vendor Discussion – Grow Your Revenue through Supplier DiversityIn this webinar, learn how supplier diversity can bring value to your organization.

Women, Diversity, Growth and Leadership in Rental HousingIn this webinar, panelists will share strategies on how companies can create pathways for career advancement from the leasing team to the executive level.

Diversity Equity Inclusion: Considerations for Managing Diverse Teams

During these times of unrest, it is paramount to the success of the rental housing industry that we are careful and thoughtful of each other, especially our colleagues, customers, and in our communities.

2022 NAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) affects the retention and recruitment of employees and bottom-line performance in the rental housing industry. These issues have taken on even greater significance as employee turnover continues to increase and finding new employees remains challenging. To improve understanding of employee and executive perceptions regarding DE&I, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and Swift Bunny conducted two complementary, anonymous, and voluntary national surveys to better understand the experience of employees in the rental housing industry, identify areas of opportunity to improve DE&I, and provide data to inform NAA as it continues to provide resources that members can use to implement positive actions.


NAA’s Statement on Racial Injustice

AANC’s Statement on Inclusion

National Multifamily Housing Council Commitment


NAA’s DE&I Toolkit

NAA's DE&I Forum - Clubhouse Community



Bell Partners – We are Family



NAAEI Alexandra Jackiw Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

NAA's Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion Grant

NAA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Booklist

FreddieMac Multifamily


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