Realtors Housing Opportunities Fund
Local Realtor® Association Grants Over $20k to Charleston-area Organizations CHARLESTON, SC—(June 16, 2017) The Charleston Trident Association of Realtors® is pleased to announce that it has awarded $21,879 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.
2017 Spring RHOF Grant Recipients
Habitat for Humanity-Charleston | $2,500 for roofing materials for their Rosemond Family Build – Spring 2017.
East Cooper Faith Network | $2,000 for materials for their FixIt! Initiative.
Habitat for Humanity-East Cooper | $2,500 for their Theodore Road Community Development.
Habitat for Humanity-Berkeley County | $2,500 for their Moncks Corner home.
Humanities Foundation | $1,879.50 for their ShelterNet program.
One80 Place | $5,000 for Rental Assistance.
Operation Home | $5,000 for critical home repairs.
The EAI Foundation | $500 for their Foster Care to Adult Initiative program.
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 in December 2017. 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.