Housing Opportunity Program & GrantA

Housing Opportunity Grants support state and local REALTOR® Associations’ affordable housing activities. The goal of the program is to position REALTORS® as leaders in improving their communities by creating affordable housing opportunities. Review the Frequently Asked Questions for information on criteria and funding disbursement.

Questions? Contact Wendy Penn at 202-383-7504.

Housing Opportunity Grants

Housing Opportunity Grants support state and local REALTOR® Associations’ affordable housing activities. The goal of the program is to position REALTORS® as leaders in improving their communities by creating affordable housing opportunities. Review the Frequently Asked Questions for information on criteria and funding disbursement.

Questions? Contact Wendy Penn at 202-383-7504.

Level One

Level 1 Housing Opportunity Grants can be used to fund holding the Employer-Assisted Housing (EAH) or Expanding Housing Opportunities (EHO) class; to host a speaker who can address specific affordable housing issues; or to hold a meeting with community stakeholders to develop coalition efforts. Level 1 applications are accepted anytime from January 1 through October 1 with decisions announced approximately one week later. Grant funds are available for up to $1,125. Associations may receive a maximum of one Level 1 grant per year. Grant funds must be used within one year of the award or be forfeited back to NAR.

LEVEL 1 HOUSING OPPORTUNITY GRANT APPLICATION
HOUSING OPPORTUNITY GRANT EVALUATION FORM
HOUSING OPPORTUNITY REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FORM

Download examples of successful Level 1 Housing Opportunity Grant Applications. Grant recipients must submit an evaluation form (above) upon the completion of the activity for which funds were awarded. A Reimbursement Request Form is required for funding disbursement. Application and forms should be submitted to Wendy Penn.

Level Two – Closed for 2018

September 15, was the final deadline for Level 2 grants. Please check back in late December for the 2019 application and information.

Level 2 Housing Opportunity Grants support activities that address a specific affordable housing issue in a community. Activities should involve partnerships and have a broad community reach. Activities previously supported by a grant are not eligible for additional funding. Level 2 application deadlines are the 15th of each month from January through September with decisions announced approximately one month later. Associations may receive a maximum of one Level 2 grant per year. Grant funds are available for up to $5,000. Grant funds must be used within one year of the award or be forfeited back to NAR.


HOUSING OPPORTUNITY GRANT EVALUATION FORM
HOUSING OPPORTUNITY REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST FORM

Download examples of successful Level 2 Housing Opportunity Grant ApplicationsReview tips for successfully completing a Level 2 Housing Opportunity Grant application. A Reimbursement Request Form is required for reimbursement. Application and forms should be submitted to Wendy Penn.

Level Three – Discontinued

Based on a review of program goals and resources, Housing Opportunity grants are now offered at two funding levels.