The National Association of REALTORS®’ Smart Growth Grant offers state and local associations a way to engage with government officials, community partners, and the general public in planning and designing their community’s future.
Smart growth is an approach to development that encourages a mix of building types and uses, diverse housing and transportation options, development within existing neighborhoods, and community engagement. Cities like Greenville, Richmond, Scottsdale, and Los Angeles are using these grants to promote homeownership now and into the future.
Smart Growth Grants allow communities to create and maintain great neighborhoods by creating a range of housing opportunities, making them more walkable, preserving open space and natural beauty, and encouraging community and stakeholder collaboration.
Local REALTOR® associations can apply for Smart Growth Grants in their communities just like Haywood REALTORS in Waynesville, NC. If you have an idea, contact your local REALTOR® Association Executive.