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Denver Metro Association Grows Employer-Assisted Housing Idea from Grant to Class to Program

The 4,500-member Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (DMAR) realized that Employer-Assisted Housing was a topic that would serve both the membership and the community, so they applied for and received a $5,000 grant from NAR to fund a course in October 2010.  Then, they took it to the next step by establishing the Greater Brighton Employer-Assisted Housing program.  Today, the program serves this tightknit community northeast of Denver by showing employers who might not have ready cash to offer down-payment assistance that benefits like a day-off for moving, or the loan of a truck, are creative low- or no-cost ways to give their employees a housing benefit.  Besides funding the course itself, the EAH grant from NAR paid for course materials, promotional flyers, tri-fold brochures to distribute to employers, and the website.
Read more about Denver Metro’s Employer-Assisted Housing Program (135K PDF)

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