The Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors and the Continuum of Care will hold identical information sessions about their Stable Homes Partnership at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 19 at FAAR’s headquarters, 2050 Gordon W. Shelton Blvd., Fredericksburg.

The meetings will feature an overview of the program and panel discussions with both property owners and case managers involved in the program.

FAAR has been partnering with local housing nonprofits through the Continuum of Care since last year to help expand affordable housing opportunities. The COC is a federally mandated local planning body that coordinates housing and services for homeless families and individuals.

Under the COC umbrella, FAAR partnered with Micah Ecumenical Ministries, Loisann’s Hope House, Empowerhouse and the Thurman Brisben Center to create a marketing and recruitment plan to expand the pool of property owners in the region willing to rent to families and individuals facing housing challenges.

The partner organizations assist tenants with rent and security deposits, while also providing case management and regular property inspections to smooth the path for long-term stability and success. Property owners engaged in the program have access to a ready pool of quality tenants paying fair market rent, reducing the time and expense of advertising and showing their properties.

For more information or to RSVP for one of these events, email

—Staff report

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Cathy Jett: 540/374-5407