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June 20, 2012
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Grant money available for qualified county housing agencies

Grant applications from qualified organizations that provide housing services to moderate to low-income households will be accepted by the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors (GSAR) through June 30.

The groups has $3,000 available for local housing projects, said Mandy Murray, chairperson of the group's Colorado Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation Committee (CARHOF).

To date, the foundation has granted more than $7.3 million statewide to over 100 nonprofit and public agencies, including the Advocate Safehouse, Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley, Salvation Army, Feed My Sheep, Catholic Charities and Mountain Valley Developmental Services.

Using revenue generated by CARHOF, GSAR invests in local nonprofit organizations that provide critical housing services to meet the needs of the community. CARHOF collects interest from earnest money held in home purchases. By law, escrow trust accounts cannot earn interest. With CARHOF, however, the interest can be collected and made available as grants supporting crisis shelters, affordable housing developments, down payment assistance programs and other housing-related projects.

To be eligible for funds, organizations must be based in Colorado, have a housing-related mission, and be a nonprofit agency with a 501(c)3 status or a public agency. Applications and guidelines are found at For more information on the local grants, call Mandy Murray at 970-618-3444 or email

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