To improve overall quality of life and make home ownership a possibility through the development of affordable homes, education, and community engagement.
WHAT WE DO
Build and sell homes at a price that is affordable for low to moderate income families by subsidizing the high costs of development and construction
Help residents avoid eviction and foreclosure by connecting them with resources to help them remain stably housed
Educate REALTORS® on assistance programs that may put consumers on the pathway to homeownership
Help neighborhoods create or revitalize community gardens to improve access to nutritious food
Support local food pantries, safety net programs, and other food-related outreach initiatives
A thriving community strengthened by home ownership and generosity
The Orlando Regional REALTOR® Foundation (ORRF), a 501c3 organization, serves at the charitable arm of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association (ORRA). ORRA is one of the largest trade associations in the state of Florida and has more than 20,000 members located in Orange, Seminole, and surrounding counties. To keep up with the needs of the ever growing housing market, ORRA established ORRF to serve Central Florida through affordable and accessible housing development.
ORRF is one of the most successful REALTOR® sponsored foundations in the country. ORRF's award-winning Art in Architecture program has been promoted as a model for collaborative affordable housing initiatives throughout the country.
In early 2003, ORRA management and leadership recognized a desire and willingness by our members to provide support and leadership to their communities through outreach initiatives, which required the formation of a charitable, tax-deductible organization.
Knowing the association had the talent, expertise, financial ability, and, moreover, the opportunity to respond creatively and innovatively to common concerns regarding affordable housing, the association established the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Foundation. ORRF reflects the association's long term, continuing commitment to support initiatives which enhanced the quality of life within Florida communities.
At its formation, the cornerstone mission of ORRF was to provide the leadership and financial resources necessary to establish effective initiatives, alliances and partnerships, to support the creation and retention of affordable housing in Central Florida. ORRF's resources would also focus on the professional needs of the real estate practitioner and on addressing issues that impact the quality of life in Florida's communities.
There is no doubt that the need, interest and desire to continue the promotion of REALTORS® as knowledgeable, dedicated professionals who are concerned with the health of their community, is as necessary today as it was fifteen years ago.