Housing Foundation Helps Oklahomans In Need

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Housing Foundation (OHF), a non-profit organization created and sustained by the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS®, has funds available to Oklahomans who have been impacted by recent storms in Oklahoma.

“Whether you’re a homeowner whose property has been damaged or you’ve been displaced and need help paying a deposit for rent in a new or temporary home, our foundation is committed to serving Oklahomans in this time of crisis,” said JT Brown, an Oklahoma City REALTOR® and chairman of the OHF’s Board of Trustees.

An application for a deposit or repair grant can be found at oklahomahousingfoundation.com and must be submitted for review by the foundation. Applicants must have a REALTOR® sponsor to qualify for a grant. For those who do not know a local REALTOR®, the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® has a tool for finding one at okrealtors.com, and any REALTOR® should be able to help. Applicants need not be homeowners or have any existing relationships with a local REALTOR® to qualify for a grant.

“REALTORS® across the state are eager to serve our neighbors in this time of desperation and tragedy for so many,” Brown said. “All of our fundraising efforts for the organization help us prepare for moments like this. And it is critically important we can get information to those who are affected, whether by a transition in life, or most likely right now, a natural disaster.”

One such fundraising effort is the OHF’s inaugural Land Run 5K & Fun Run coming up on June 15th at Stars & Stripes Park in Oklahoma City. Registration is open to members of the public and REALTORS® alike at oklahomahousingfoundation.com. The event has been highlighted as especially family friendly, as children 12 and under may participate in the Fun Run for free.

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For questions regarding grants applications, OHF in general, or the Land Run 5K and Fun Run, call the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® at 405.848.9944.

The Oklahoma Housing Foundation was created in 2006 by the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® and is maintained by donations from individual REALTORS® and partnerships with local associations, as well as the proceeds from the special REALTOR® license plate.

Editor’s Note: The Oklahoma Housing Foundation is a non-profit organization separate from the Oklahoma Housing Finance Authority (OHFA), a state government agency.