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Realtor® Organization Awards $42,500 in Grants to Local Homeownership Groups


Realtor® Organization Awards $42,500 in Grants to Local Homeownership Groups

Portland, Ore. -The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® (PMAR), in partnership with the Oregon Association of Realtors® HOME Foundation, announced grant awards for ten non-profit organizations in the Portland metropolitan area that provide homeownership opportunities, retention and homebuyer education throughout the region.


The HOME Foundation awarded grants to: 

  1. African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH)                                  $5,000

  2. Community Energy Project                                                                                 $2,500

  3. Habitat for Humanity West Tuality                                                                     $5,000

  4. Hacienda CDC                                                                                                       $5,000

  5. Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)                                           $5,000

  6. Portland Community Reinvestment (PCRI)                                                       $5,000

  7. Portland Housing Center                                                                                     $5,000

  8. Proud Ground                                                                                                       $5,000

  9. Rebuilding Together Portland                                                                             $2,500

  10. Remodeling for Independence Together - ReFit                                               $2,500


The Oregon Realtors® HOME Foundation (OAR HOME) provides financial resources to organizations that create, expand, or encourage homeownership opportunities for Oregonians at or below local median income. The foundation also promotes awareness of affordable housing issues by educating Oregonians and their elected government representatives about the barriers to homeownership and the resources needed to increase housing affordability.

Left to Right: Carlos Garcia - Hacienda CDC, Diane Linn - Proud Ground, Linda Tellis Kennedy - Portland Community Reinvestment, Inc. (PCRI), Charity Fain - Community Energy Project, Cheryl Roberts - African American Alliance for Homeownership, Sarah Forsythe-Insley - Portland Housing Center, Virginia Ohler - West Tuality Habitat for Humanity, Mike Malone - Rebuilding Together Portland, Loretta Kelly - Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA).

Missing from Photo:  Laurey Maslyk - Remodeling for Independence Together (ReFit)


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PMAR, the voice of real estate in the Portland metropolitan area, is Oregon's largest local Realtor® association. Representing more than 8,000  professionals involved in all aspects of the real estate industry, PMAR is committed to protecting and promoting homeownership, establishing and maintaining high professional standards of practice and creating unity in the profession. Questions about homeownership? Visit, a one-stop information without obligation resource on buying a home.

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