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Thursday, November 20, 2014
How To Shop and Support FREF
Purchases must be made through Amazon's special website, smile.amazon.com (not www.amazon.com).
*Go to smile.amazon.com
*Login with your existing Amazon account info, or register for an account
*Now shop away!
Remember, you must shop from the smile.amazon.com website in order for Amazon make a donation to the Florida Real Estate Foundation.
Purchase your holiday gifts through AmazonSmile and the online shopping giant will make a donation to ORRA's charitable arm, the Florida Real Estate Foundation!
Read the sidebar, right, to learn how
Donations will support the foundation's Heroes' Commons at Jefferson Park housing initiative. This exciting project will fulfill the dreams of homeownership for six military veterans, and construction is expected to begin in early 2015.
The project is part of FREF's "Art In Architecture" program, which collaborates with local architects, builders, lenders, housing organizations, and municipalities to create affordable housing opportunities.
Heroes' Commons at Jefferson Park
HCJP will be a small "village" of six single-family homes in the Parramore neighborhood. Homes will be provided mortgage-free to income-qualified military veterans, who will also be provided with supportive social services to ease the transition to civilian life and family life.
The project's intended homeowners are (in order of priority):
- Income-qualified, disabled veterans from any branch of the United States Armed Forces;
- Income-qualified veterans from any branch of the United States Armed Forces; or
- Income-qualified local law enforcement officers and other first responders.
Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS) of Central Florida, a frequent collaborator on FREF's Art in Architecture projects, will handle qualifying potential homebuyers and ensuring that they fulfill the project's homeownership education requirements.
Any military veteran who is interested in becoming a Heroes' Commons at Jefferson Park homeowner should start by contacting HANDS via its website.