Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® Accepting Grant Applications for Housing Related Non-Profits

BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) is currently accepting applications from members and others who wish to nominate a local housing-related non-profit organization for a monetary grant. Grants are restricted to 501 (c)(3) organizations which provide shelter, food and clothing, mortgage and/or rental assistance, home buyer counseling or other similar support to individual and households. In addition, the organizations nominated or applying for a grant must be located in or operate within the GBAR jurisdiction or an adjacent community in which a GBAR member firm is located. Since establishing the Housing and & Homeless Assistance Grant program in 2011, GBAR has contributed more than $50,000 to 16 organizations dedicated to providing housing and assistance to home buyers, those in transitional shelters and the homeless in eastern Massachusetts.  Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded through the GBREB Foundation this spring. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. For more information, please visit the GBAR Charitable Giving website at www.gbar.org/charitablegiving.

SOURCE Greater Boston Association of REALTORS

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