Homes4NC Launches Tornado Relief Efforts

Greensboro, North Carolina (May 14, 2018) – Homes4NC, the charitable arm of NC REALTORS®, recently launched multiple relief activities for residents whose housing was impacted by the April 15 tornados in Guilford and Rockingham Counties. Coupled with other area REALTOR® response efforts, which included emergency communications support, supply drives, and cleanup efforts, Homes4NC is committed to helping residents with immediate housing needs through housing assistance grants.

Grants are provided, in part, through a $50,000 grant secured from the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) REALTOR Relief Foundation, as well as financial support from the Greensboro Regional REALTORS® Association and the Homes4NC Board of Directors. The grant program will pay for one month’s rent or mortgage payment for those affected by the storm. Grants will be provided via an application process managed by Homes4NC and NC REALTORS volunteers. Grants do not need to be repaid.

“The outpouring of concern for impacted communities and residents across the REALTOR community was immediate,” said Homes4NC President Sophia Crisp. “It just makes sense for our charitable foundation to assist in a way that speaks to how we feel about families and communities after a disaster like this.”

Impacted residents can apply for Homes4NC’s housing assistance grants in-person and online. Volunteers will be available at the Greensboro Housing Hub (1031 Summit Avenue, Greensboro) in the 2nd floor of the Learning Lab on the following days between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. to assist with the application process:

Tuesdays: May 15, May 22, and May 29
Thursdays: May 17, May 24, and May 31

Online applications, qualification criteria, and supporting documents requirements, are available here.

In 2016, Homes4NC awarded over $300,000 in housing assistance grants for North Carolinians impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

About Homes4NC

Homes4NC provides affordable housing opportunities and disaster relief for deserving homeowners. Founded in 2004 by NC REALTORS®, Homes4NC is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides resources to create, expand and encourage home ownership opportunities for North Carolinians below local median income. The foundation promotes awareness of affordable housing issues by educating North Carolinians and their representatives about the barriers to home ownership and the resources needed to increase housing affordability. Homes4NC also provides emergency disaster relief for victims who have lost their home through a natural disaster, raising funds from caring donors who want to build stable families and communities in North Carolina. Visit its website for more info.