Housing Opportunity Grants

Housing Opportunity Grants support affordable housing activities. Examples include housing fairs, forums, housing studies, open houses, etc. The goal of the program is to position REALTORS® as leaders in improving their communities by creating affordable housing opportunities. Grants can be used to support activities which support a specific affordable housing issue in a community within Mainstreet's jurisdiction. Activities should involve partnerships and have a broad community reach.


Looking for project inspiration? Check out the Spaces to Places blog for examples from across the country.


Program must include:

  • A REALTOR® component
  • Partners who contribute ideas, financial and/or political support and planning
  • A housing activity needed in your community and the activity must address the need
  • How affordable housing is compared to nearby counties and inform the public of available down payment assistance and financing options.

Grant Funds are not eligible for:

  • Fundraising contributions or funds to hold a fundraiser
  • General operating expenses
  • Materials for construction/rehab of a property
  • Landscaping materials
  • Home furnishings
  • Donations to another organization

Housing Opportunity Grant Examples

Examples of approved projects.

Grant Application

Spaces to Place Blog

Get project inspiration from around the country.


Nadine Scodro

Volunteer & Advocacy Specialist