RRAR Announces $50,000 Foreclosure Prevention AND Response Program Grant


NC REALTORS® Receive First NAR Grant


[USPRwire, Thu Apr 30 2009] John Wood, president of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) (www.rrar.com) has announced that the N.C. Association of REALTORS® (NCAR) has been awarded a $50,000 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Foreclosure Prevention and Response Program (FPR) grant. North Carolina was the first state to apply and receive the FPR grant. The grant will be used to launch a statewide campaign, “Fight N.C. Foreclosure.” The campaign will launch a new Web site, aimed at directing homeowners to free foreclosure prevention counseling provided by experts at HUD-approved agencies. NCAR will partner with the N.C. Commissioner of Banks, the Center for Responsible Lending and Capitol Broadcasting Company.

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• John Wood, president of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) (www.rrar.com) has announced that the N.C. Association of REALTORS® (NCAR) has been awarded a $50,000 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Foreclosure Prevention and Response Program (FPR) grant.
• North Carolina was the first state to apply and receive the FPR grant. The grant will be used to launch a statewide campaign, “Fight N.C. Foreclosure.”
• The campaign will launch a new Web site, aimed at directing homeowners to free foreclosure prevention counseling provided by experts at HUD-approved agencies.
• NCAR will partner with the N.C. Commissioner of Banks, the Center for Responsible Lending and Capitol Broadcasting Company.

Quotes:
“The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® is excited to announce that our state has received NAR’s first Foreclosure Prevention and Response Program grant,” said Raymond Larcher, executive vice president of RRAR. “REALTORS® care about our state and our communities, and this grant enables us to take an active role in helping homeowners in danger of foreclosure.”

About Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®:
For more than 70 years, the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) has been the area’s leader in real estate, providing quality programs to help its members deliver a myriad of real estate services in the Raleigh area. Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® offers members a vast resource of services, products and programs to meet the evolving needs of the real estate industry and consumers. These resources include educational programs, Triangle MLS access, networking opportunities and more. The association also serves as a leading advocate of private property rights and community involvement. For more information, visit www.rrar.com.

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