About the Housing Opportunity Foundation

The Housing Opportunity Foundation is the charitable arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association and is dedicated to funding, education, advocacy and leadership programs focused on fair and affordable housing and workforce housing initiatives. The foundation empowers Realtors® as leaders and advocates who affect a better quality of life in the region.

Funding

The foundation establishes revenue sources to support funding of community housing needs. More than $256,500 has been awarded to community organizations by the foundation since 2007. In 2015 the Foundation’s Habitat Support Program awarded $18,500 among eight regional Habitats. Its Community Grants Program awarded $30,000 to organizations that respond to unmet housing needs in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.

Education

The foundation’s Workforce Housing Certificate Program offers free workshops to educate Realtors® on working with first-time buyers and clients purchasing in the affordable price range.

Advocacy

Through a partnership with the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association Government Affairs group, the Foundation advocates for fair and affordable housing in the community. Together, with the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association’s Diversity Council, Advocacy Training Sessions for association leadership are held to fully explore advocacy and what it means for the association and its members.

Leadership

The foundation works to position Realtors® as leaders in the community through its Realtors® Care Day® project. Its Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals, projects or groups that make outstanding contributions in the community.

For additional information on the foundation, contact Terri Marshall, executive director; 704-940-3148. Financial records are available upon written request or in person, to the attention of the executive director. Financial information and a copy of the foundation’s license is available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch; 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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Realtors® Care Day® is a Housing Opportunity Foundation initiative.