In alignment with our commitment to increasing housing opportunities for all, especially in traditionally underserved communities, GCAAR has established two partnerships with charitable organizations in our community.
Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) works to ensure local individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities have access to education, resources and tools to make homeownership a reality. Our partnership has already produced money management webinars that reached more than 425 individuals who may not have thought owning a home was possible.
Take a look at how some aspiring homeowners in our community are benefiting from this program:
GCAAR 2022 President Harrison Beacher with CAAB's Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz and Markia Smith
Our 2022 partnership with Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland (HFHMM) will support homeowner education for the recipients of Habitat for Humanity homes, supporting pathways to housing and volunteer engagement of GCAAR members.
HFHMM's mission of building strength, stability, self-reliance and affordable housing dovetails with GCAAR's focus of fostering homeownership opportunities for everyone, especially in traditionally underserved communities. As part of the three-year partnership, GCAAR will sponsor HFHMM’s Homeowner Education programs, through which all participating families must complete at least 40 hours of homeowner training on budgeting, civic engagement, home maintenance and other topics. GCAAR members will also have the opportunity to participate in Build Days to further give back to this important initiative.
GCAAR volunteers from Build Day on April 28, 2022