North Carolina REALTORS® Unite to Support Housing During COVID-19
On June 2, 2020, NC REALTORS® and the NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation announced a contribution of $200,000 to the North Carolina Housing Coalition in support of their work to assist those in need of mortgage and rental relief assistance as a result of COVID-19.
The Coalition, through its network of 20 housing counseling agencies, will use these funds to provide 200 affected families with a one-time payment of up to $1,000 for their rent or mortgage. Eligibility requirements and other details can be found here.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants must submit an application through a local housing counseling agency. Click here for a list of agencies and the counties they cover. If your county does not have an agency listed please contact the closest agency to you.
The NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation initiated the response with a $100,000 contribution to these efforts. NC REALTORS® followed with a matching $100,000 contribution. Both organizations have a rich history of responding to housing-related concerns in North Carolina and aiding deserving homeowners who have experienced the loss of their primary home.
“NC REALTORS® and our Housing Foundation are proud to support this essential effort,” said Maren Brisson-Kuester, 2020 NC REALTORS® president. “Now, more than ever, it is important to assist people in our communities to be able to remain in their homes. Access to housing is a core value of our organizations and a vital part of our lives.”
“We are so happy to make this investment in housing for people across our state who have been negatively affected by COVID-19,” said Kelly Ross-Benton, 2020 NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation president. “We can’t wait to see all the good that they are able to do across our state.”
“The Housing Coalition is grateful to have partners who are willing and enthusiastic to devote significant resources to the immediate and overwhelming need faced by so many North Carolinians during this unprecedented time,” said Samuel Gunter, the Coalition’s Executive Director.
ABOUT NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation
Founded in 2004, the NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation is a charitable foundation, providing housing opportunities through education and community-based initiatives including disaster relief. The foundation promotes awareness of affordable housing issues by educating North Carolinians and their representatives about the barriers to homeownership and the resources needed to increase housing affordability. The Foundation also provides emergency disaster relief for victims who have lost their homes through a natural disaster, raising funds from caring to build stable families and stable communities in our state. For more information, visit ncrealtorshf.org.