Housing is an essential part of the way communities function and thrive, and the New Jersey Realtors® Housing Opportunity Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to foster increasing opportunities in New Jersey for safe, affordable housing. Funds provided to the Foundation go towards other 501(c)(3) organizations throughout the state that create affordable homeownership options, develop public awareness, and offer homebuyer education.
Projects NJ Realtors® HOF has supported include:
- Donations to victims of Superstorm Sandy
- Training Realtors® through the Employer-Assisted Housing and Expanding Housing Opportunity Seminars to help businesses develop EAH benefit plans for their employees
- Providing Financial Literacy and homebuyer seminars to the public throughout the state
- Sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity projects around the state
Realtors® Care Day 2019 Wrap Up
Realtors® across the state participated in Realtors® Care Day to give back to the communities in which they live and work. This year, six local boards participated to help residents in their area restore pride in their homes and instill a revitalization movement in their area.
Greater Bergen Association of Realtors® successfully helped two local homeowners beautify and install fixtures in their homes. “We are happy to be able to be a part of this, as our members truly enjoy giving back to the community” said Greater Bergen Association of Realtors® Chief Executive Officer Jorge Ledesma.
11 volunteers from Cumberland County Board of Realtors® helped an 89-year-old veteran with his lawn care and yard maintenance. He was thrilled with all the work completed and asked if they could come back in the spring.
To spruce up a home of a local resident a team of Realtors® from Warren County Board of Realtors® weeded, planted fresh flowers, mulched, trimmed bushes, cleaned siding & gutters, replaced steps, cleaned windows, power washed, painted trim and stained a porch.
Volunteers from Cape May County Association of Realtors® and their Business Partners (Affiliates) came together to revitalize a home in their county. The home worked on received an extreme exterior makeover according to the team of volunteers.
Thank you to all who participated in Realtors® Care Day. To learn more about the event contact Mary Pilaar.