Savannah Area REALTORS® receives grant from National Association of REALTORS® to expand housing opportunities

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah Area REALTORS® (SAR) was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) Housing Opportunity Program to support activities that create and expand affordable housing opportunities.

The grant will be used to partner with the City of Savannah to develop best practices for upcoming inclusionary zoning proposals by incorporating stakeholder and community feedback.

“REALTORS® build communities and work hard to make the American Dream a reality for millions of Americans each year,” said Cody Jones, SAR’s Director of Governmental Affairs. “We’ll utilize this grant to raise awareness about the need for more housing opportunities while supporting our efforts to increase the availability of affordable housing units. With the help of these Housing Opportunity Grants, homeownership could be attainable for countless additional families across this community.”

Nationwide, NAR offers Housing Opportunity Grants to state and local REALTOR® Associations to support a wide range of housing opportunity initiatives, including housing symposia; home buyer education or housing fairs; counseling and financial literacy efforts; housing needs studies; and REALTOR® affordable housing education. To find out more about National Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunity program visit,

The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.4 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

Savannah Area REALTORS® (SAR) is the trade association for real estate licensees in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties, representing approximately 2,400 members. SAR is the voice for real estate in the Coastal Empire and works to provide education, promote the highest professional and ethical standards and address the changing needs of members while protecting private property rights and being active in the community. For more information, visit

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