The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) announced that it approved $400,000 to help Floridians with housing-related needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael's destruction in the Panhandle. The funds come from NAR's Realtors Relief Foundation (RRF), a charitable organization "dedicated to providing housing-related assistance to victims of disasters."
While Realtor members may apply for aid from the Realtors Relief Foundation, however, the charitable focus is on housing, and renters or owners who are full-time residents and U.S. citizens may request help if it's specifically related to housing needs. All applicants must submit proof of residency (driver's license or other government documentation) and a copy of their mortgage statement, mortgage payment coupon book, rent statement or lease agreement to be considered.
The $400,000 in aid money will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for Realtors Relief Foundation assistance, print the form or fill it out. (For Realtors, the form can also be found in the Form Simplicity library.) Once completed, it can be emailed in along with required documentation or sent via regular mail using the address provided on the form. Questions? Send email to RRFclaims@floridarealtors.org.