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Charlotte Association of REALTORS®

Home Giveaway Program

On June 29, 2005, the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association's Housing Opportunity Foundation gave away its third home to a Charlotte School Teacher!

Housing Opportunity Foundation
Vision: To affect a better quality of life in the region.

To provide support and funding on a charitable and educational basis for housing opportunities for all.

To give away at least one house every year; to have a least $1 million in the Foundation's endowed fund by 2013; to establish funding sources that will contribute to the endowment and housing needs in the community.

About the Home Giveaway Program:
"We wanted to take a very concrete step in addressing the issue of affordable housing in Charlotte. It's one thing to talk about the affordable housing issue-REALTORS® wanted to start working on a solution," Anne Marie Howard, Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for the Charlotte Regional REALTOR® Association.

Qualified program participants are required to complete a home-ownership course offered by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership (CMHP). During the homeownership course, participants learn how to secure financing for a home loan, what occurs during the closing and loan process, how a Realtor® can assist them and what to expect after the closing.

Participants who successfully complete the program and have not purchased a home by June become eligible to win a home purchased by the Housing Opportunity Foundation.

Read more about the program

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