Foreclosure Prevention and Response Program
As a part of its Right Tools, Right Now program, on March 1, 2009, NAR introduces the Foreclosure Prevention and Response (FPR) Program to aid REALTORS®, their clients, and the nation's communities in facing the challenges of the current market. Through this program NAR is providing grants to help state and local REALTOR® associations develop coordinated plans of action to prevent foreclosures and respond to their adverse affects.
In addition to these grants, the program will also provide an online toolkit, filled with information about: educational opportunities and resources, government and private grant programs, community outreach programs, and best practices related to foreclosure prevention and response.
FPR Program Grants
These grants may be used to fund virtually any new activity chosen to address the foreclosure crisis. They may be used by state and local associations to:
- provide REALTORS® with short sales and foreclosure training opportunities;
- enlist the help of professionals in designing action plans to address the challenges of foreclosures;
- engage grantwriting support to apply for government or private funding; or,
- obtain the services of communications strategists.
For a list of suggested programs and resources, you can visit the online toolkit described below. However, associations need not be limited by the suggested resources and options listed there.
Who is Eligible: State and local associations of any size are invited to apply. However, we ask that state and local plans be carefully coordinated to ensure they provide the most effective impact. Local associations will have to show evidence that the state association has signed off on their proposals.