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Georgia’s West Metro Board Uses HOP Grant to Showcase Ongoing Neighborhood Stabilization Work

July 2013

For years, the 230-member West Metro Board of REALTORS® (WMBoR) has helped support the Neighborhood Stabilization Program administered by the City of Carrollton Housing Authority. By rehabbing abandoned homes and selling them with down payment assistance to qualified buyers, the program has been a real success in preventing and reversing blight in in the West Metro region, about 50 miles from Atlanta in the foothills of the Appalachians.  But no one even knew about WMBoR involvement.  So board leaders applied for and received a $2,500 Housing Opportunity Grant from NAR to draw attention to the program and their involvement in it.  They erected a publicity booth at MayFest, a popular annual Carrollton event, to promote the success of the program and accompanied it with special signage to post active listings.

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