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Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

“Our strength at GCAAR is in our REALTORS®, Affiliates and staff. This year we’re coming together in ways we didn’t expect but we’re here, we’re family, and we’re in this together.”

– 2020 GCAAR President Danai Mattison Sky

We’re living through a very unique, unusual time in history, and life looks a lot different now than it did just a few months ago. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live and work in our community as we try to keep each other safe and well. For individuals or their family members who have contracted COVID-19, we understand the effects can be personally and financially devastating.

That’s why GCAAR developed the GCAAR Cares Emergency Relief Program (GCERP) for our GCAAR members as well as employees.

If you or someone in your family has contracted COVID-19, you can apply for between $500 and $3,000 to help if you’re having trouble paying for health or medical needs, such as medical bills or prescriptions, family emergencies such as housing, memorials or other vital necessities for your well-being.

Our president, Danai Mattison Sky, describes the program in the following video:

The GCAAR Cares Emergency Relief Program is available to individuals who:

  • - Are GCAAR Primary REALTOR® or Affiliate members in good standing with GCAAR for a minimum of three of the last five years, OR current GCAAR employees with a tenure of at least three years; AND
  • - Experienced a financial hardship because they or a family member have contracted COVID-19.  

To ensure the utmost confidentiality of those who apply, we’ve enlisted the help of a third-party organization to administer and fulfill the program: Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) reviews the applications, determines eligibility and distributes the funds.

To apply for the program, please email to indicate your interest. This is a confidential email address, and it will be used ONLY so that GCAAR can confirm your eligibility for the program and to connect you with CAAB to begin the application process. 

At GCAAR, we’re committed to providing the resources that all of you, as part of our REALTOR® family, need to succeed. And in these difficult times, this program helps us continue to deliver on that purpose.