Realtors Housing Opportunities Fund

Local Realtor® Association Grants Nearly $30k to Charleston-area Organizations CHARLESTON, SC—(September 29, 2016) The Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® is pleased to announce that it has awarded $28,000 in grants to local organizations who support housing initiatives for those in need, through the Realtors® Housing Opportunities Fund (RHOF).

The grants will support the work of the local organizations, which assist Lowcountry residents in need of safe, affordable housing. The funds can ease the cost of repair or reconstruction for those living in substandard housing.

Earlier this year, RHOF granted out $25,000 in its spring grant cycle; this announcement puts the total grant distribution for 2016 over the $50,000 mark.

2016 Fall RHOF Grant Recipients
Dorchester Habitat for Humanity | $5,000 for their Women’s Build 2016, their 56th home on Rambo Drive
Humanities Foundation | $4,900 for ShelterNet, an emergency financial assistance program
Metanoia | $3,100 to support their financial literacy and homebuyer’s education programs One80 Place | $5,000 to provide rental assistance to homeless families
Operation Home, Inc. | $5,000 for their critical home repair program
Sea Island Habitat for Humanity | $5,000 for Johns Island home construction

RHOF was founded in 2003 by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® (CTAR) to address the growing need for affordable housing in the Lowcountry. The Fund was founded and funded by Realtors® and is administered by the Coastal Community Foundation.

The next grant deadline is December 16, 2016. Contact the Coastal Community Foundation to apply.

About the REALTORS Housing Opportunities Fund

Since 2003, the Realtors® Housing Opportunities Fund (RHOF) has dedicated itself to assisting in the development, maintenance, or repair of housing for those in need, through its endowed fund and grant distributions to Lowcountry organizations committed to the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing. RHOF was founded in 2003 to address the growing need for affordable and safe housing for Lowcountry residents in need. The Fund is administered by the Coastal Community Foundation and since its inception, RHOF has provided nearly $1 million in funding to Lowcountry nonprofits.

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RHOF Makes a Difference in the Lives of Lowcountry Residents
RHOF volunteers’ hands-on projects have included participation in build and/or repair days for the various Habitats for Humanities, Rural Mission, and Operation home; and recently, the construction of a wheelchair ramp for an immobile amputee who was effectively trapped in his home until a RHOF grant gave him the freedom of mobility. A $1,200 grant from RHOF covered the entire cost of construction.

Last year, RHOF granted out more than $40,000 to local affordable housing organizations including: Dorchester, East Cooper, Berkeley, Sea Island, and Charleston Habitats for Humanity, Operation Home, United Methodist Relief Center, Human Needs Network, Humanities Foundation, Charleston Area CDC, Home Works of America and the Rural Mission. The funds distributed by RHOF can ease the cost of repair or reconstruction for those living in substandard housing.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Claire@CharlestonRealtors.com.

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