Grant money available for qualified Garfield County housing agencies |

Grant money available for qualified Garfield County housing agencies

The Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors (GSAR) is accepting grant applications from qualified organizations that provide housing services to moderate to low-income households. The deadline to submit application is Jan. 31.

“The Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors has $5,000 available for local housing projects,” said Mandy Murray, volunteer and chairperson of the GSAR Colorado Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation (CARHOF) Committee.

“To date, the foundation has granted more than $7.3 million statewide to over 100 nonprofit and public agencies. Some of those we’ve helped locally include Advocate Safehouse, Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley, Salvation Army, Feed My Sheep, Catholic Charities and Mountain Valley Developmental Services,” Murray said.

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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