NAR Sends $1.5M Relief to Maui.

Real Estate Agent with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers R(S)54097

Thank You NAR

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AVAILABLE NOW: Application for Disaster Relief Assistance

Applications for disaster relief assistance are now available for those impacted by the Maui wildfires. The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation will work with the REALTORS® Association of Maui to distribute $1.5 million in disaster relief aid that was awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Foundation.


Homeowners and renters whose primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the fires may apply for up to $3,000 in initial assistance per household. Applications are open through Dec. 31, 2023.


Assistance is available to qualified applicants towards one of the following options:

  1. Monthly mortgage expenses for primary residence that was damaged by the wildfire disaster; or
  2. Rental cost due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the wildfire disaster; or
  3. Hotel reimbursement due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the wildfire disaster.


More information and the application can be found at We are working to distribute applications and encourage you to share this information with others to ensure that we reach those in need.

Mahalo for your continued support of Maui. Please share the Maui Kokua website,, which provides disaster resources, services and information in one place, and donate to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation.



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 Wailea Realty

Steven C. Nickens RS-54097  GRI ABR

Hawaii Real Estate Brokers

3750 Wailea Alanui, Suite B-16

Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753

Offices in Wailea, Kihei, Paia, and Kapalua

Cell: 808-280-2208

28 Years Selling Maui Real Estate

Comments (14)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Steven Nickens I am happy to learn that the National Association of Realtors has made a contribution. My thoughts and sympathies are with everyone affected. Apologies for missing the Zoom meeting and please know that you are in my prayers.

Aug 22, 2023 02:44 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

This is wonderful news Steven Nickens! Thank you for a wonderful Zoom presentation this afternoon....all of you are truly amazing! My prayers are with all of you as the journey you all are on in recovery and rebuilding. 

Aug 22, 2023 04:35 PM
Steven Nickens

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX I agree it was good to see the NAR stepping up with a $1.5m gift to Maui pretty cool. Good to see you on the Zoom meeting.

Aug 23, 2023 10:28 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Thank you for your very down to earth zoom call this morning!  So many folks, need everything and  I'm glad to hear NAR is contributing 1.5 M.  I pray for all the folks every day and will book a vacation there asap.  You are so right about the economy - that probably hasn't hit as hard yet, but soon it will and it's going to be tough for all. The more we can all help out, the better.

Aug 22, 2023 05:09 PM
Steven Nickens

Thanks Anna "Banana" Kruchten I would love to meet you for coffee when you book your trip to Maui, it's on me.

Aug 23, 2023 10:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Steven- Thank you for your Zoom presentation today!!! I loved hearing firsthand what went on and what we can do. We want to help but as you can imagine, we want to make sure that the funds are going to those who directly benefit from it.  Keep us informed and make sure we get the links to some online stores. 

Aug 22, 2023 05:17 PM
Steven Nickens

Aloha Kathy Streib Big Mahalo for your support.

Aug 23, 2023 10:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sorry I missed your Zoom presentation, and I love it some of the Billionaires have stepped up and even the Real Estate community, nice to see we can help our own, Endre

Aug 22, 2023 10:00 PM
Steven Nickens

So Endre Barath, Jr. you most likely were too busy playing golf hahaha. Always good to hear from you.

Aug 23, 2023 10:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Steven. Most say I was truly sorry to miss your Zoom presentation. Nice to see hoe people are coming together to overcome. May it continue and increase.

Aug 23, 2023 04:14 AM
Steven Nickens

Thanks Wayne Martin 

Aug 23, 2023 10:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Steven... this is wonderful news indeed! I was so sorry to miss your presentation yesterday, but was at a photoshoot for a new listing and couldn't get back in time.

Aug 23, 2023 05:35 AM
Steven Nickens

Nina Hollander, Broker you're a busy girl good for you. See you around social media.

Aug 23, 2023 10:34 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is good to know and I hope that all of those monies will truly be used to help people rebuild and get back on their feet.  Your presentation yesterday confirmed a lot of the things that I figured to be true.

Aug 23, 2023 05:36 AM
Steven Nickens

Brian England funny how a disaster brings out the best and the worst in people. Mostly we see the best, rebuilding people's lives, businesses and homes is a priority in Lahaina. Get the word out #Maui is open for visitors.

Aug 23, 2023 10:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Aug 26, 2023 06:22 PM
Steven Nickens

Kathy Streib now that is pretty cool.

Aug 27, 2023 02:15 AM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I just want to say the $1.5M from NAR is hitting the streets on Maui. I understand it's $3000 to fire victims. Good news. 

Aug 27, 2023 02:17 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Despite many who don't like NAR, this relief effort is huge. This is great for those directly affected.

Aug 27, 2023 07:13 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Aug 27, 2023 07:18 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is good to hear that NAR has donated to help Maui.  I hope there is a lot more coming in for everyone that needs help.

Aug 28, 2023 01:51 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

It is heartwarming to hear of all of the financial support being provided to those who have suffered losses due to the Maui disaster.

Healing will be expensive and take a long time.

Aug 28, 2023 02:20 PM