May 10—The Harford County Association of REALTORS® (HarCAR) recently hosted its annual poster contest to educate students about fair housing in honor of April being Fair Housing Month. Over 60 students from across Harford County submitted posters displaying their interpretation of this year's theme, "Fair Housing Opens Doors." The winners of the contest were recognized at a Harford County Council meeting.
"As Realtors® we advocate for many issues, fair housing being one of the most important," HarCAR President Heather Schafer-Adkins said. "Many do not realize that fair housing is a challenge numerous communities face. The poster contest is an incredible opportunity to not only spread awareness, but also for local students to express their creativity and use their talents to promote equal housing for all."
First place went to Evie Slutzky, second place to Jayda Taylor and third place to Lily Hannon, students at Fountain Green Elementary School. Each winner a Target gift card.
All participants received goody bags complete with pencils, bookmarks, snacks, piggy banks, and sunglasses provided by HarCAR affiliate members and partners, coupons to local establishments, and a pizza party.
All submissions were presented to the Equal Housing Opportunity Committee anonymously. Then, the committee voted on the submission. The top three most voted on submissions were selected as winners, Schafer-Adkins said.
"The Harford County Association of REALTORS® greatly appreciates the effort and dedication put forth by our participants this year. We look forward to continuing to engage community members by hosting more contests in the future," HarCAR CEO Kathy McFadden said.
HarCar is a nonprofit professional trade association with over 1,500 members dedicated to the preservation of real property rights and the community, according to a news release. The association provides its members with resources that enable them to conduct business professionally while promoting the values and benefits for local communities to use the services of the association's REALTOR® members, according to a news release.