Chairman David Bland, Travois honored with HOPE Award

In recognition of the work Travois has been doing in Indian Country since 1995, Chairman David W. Bland received the 2011 Home Ownership Participation for Everyone (HOPE) Award in the leadership category.

To view the video produced by the HOPE Awards and played at the awards ceremony, click the play button below.


David was presented the award at a symposium held in May in Washington, D.C. The biennial awards program is sponsored by a partnership of real estate associations, including the National Association of Realtors, and recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing and sustaining minority homeownership, revitalizing communities and expanding affordable housing opportunities.

The award includes a $10,000 prize, which David has donated to two American Indian organizations. The National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) and the American Indian College Fund have each received a donation of $5,000.

“We have long admired the work of the National American Indian Housing Council and the American Indian College Fund,” David said. “Access to safe, decent and affordable housing and higher education are critically needed in Indian Country, and we are pleased to offer some support to help NAIHC and the Fund accomplish their missions.”

For more information about the award winners, click here.


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