KNOW OF ANY COACHES, FRIENDS OR FAMILY FACING HOMELESSNESS?
The LBAR has grant money available to pay deposit and first month’s rent for households experiencing homelessness who have documented income to pay ongoing rent. Expanding Housing Opportunities
The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) was awarded a $15,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Opportunity Program to support activities that create and expand affordable housing opportunities. The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors donates $1,500 to the project. With the Rent & Deposit Assistant (RDA) Project, the grant will be used to pay deposit and first month’s rent for households experiencing homelessness who have documented income to pay ongoing rent. NAR’s Housing Opportunity Grants were established in 2006. Individual grants are awarded ten times per year. Since the program’s inception, over 400 grants totaling more than $1.5 million have been awarded. The grants support a wide range of housing opportunity activities, including housing symposia; home buyer education or housing fairs; counseling and financial literacy efforts; down payment or closing cost financial assistance programs; housing needs studies; and Realtor® affordability housing education.