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

SOURCE Greater Boston Association of REALTORS

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