[Photo courtesy of Gail Wells]

South Eastern Utah Association of Realtors Chapter President Randy Day (right) presents Community Rebuilds Executive Director Emily Niehaus with a check for $500 during the association’s most recent board meeting. “The South Eastern Utah Association of Realtors has had a long-standing relationship with Community Rebuilds,” Day said. “They are able to accomplish great things in the community, but that impact doesn’t compare to the difference they make for the individual families who receive help.” The mission of the Utah Association of Realtors’ Housing Opportunity Fund is to provide financial resources to support the development of affordable housing opportunities for low-income individuals and families. Local nonprofit organizations can apply for available grants, which are reviewed first by the local board of Realtors and then by the state association’s trustees.