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 15 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

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 October 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.

LEVEL 2 HOUSING OPPORTUNITY GRANT APPLICATION
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.