Community Programs

Written by Sarah Rayne, Government and Public Affairs Director, Coastal Association of REALTORS® Pocket Park on Smith Island

The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is a big fan of NAR’s Placemaking Grant and has received funding for two community projects over the past two years.

As to the most recent project, our association was contacted by the local Maryland Department...

Written by Lacey Everett, Government and Community Relations Strategist,MIBOR REALTOR® Association

Over the past several years, a significant challenge for local communities has come to the surface – walkability. It’s not a buzz word any longer, but even still, elected officials and community leaders are still learning how to address the challenge and improve the connectivity, safety...

The National Association of REALTORS® encourages our state and local REALTOR® Associations to partner with others to make their communities better places to live.   Our Placemaking Grant is available to our REALTOR® Associations to help fund local Placemaking projects.  Since the launch of the grant in 2014, we have approved almost $700,000 in funding for over 300 community placemaking...

Over the past several years, we have received several placemaking grant applications for dog parks.   To be eligible for funding, we require that the dog park be “multi-functional” in that it includes features and amenities for the whole community, not just for folks who have dogs.

This way dog parks can also be a great place to meet your neighbors and socialize. See...

Many REALTOR® Associations are looking for placemaking projects to do in their community but are at a loss for what to do.   For them, I recommend a parklet because every community has a parking spot or two which could be transformed into a people spot.

There are several other blog posts on parklets to give you an overview,  get you prepared for Park(ing) Day (temporary parklets) and...

As NAR’s Placemaking Grant is now in its fourth year, it might be a good time to reflect back and see how some REALTOR® Associations used the  grant to fund placemaking projects in their community.

Maybe your association will use the Placemaking Grant this year and have your project become a REALTOR® Party Success Story.

Please note that some of these were done in previous...

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