Ohio Realtors

Ohio REALTORS Housing Disaster Relief Fund

Tornado

Ohio REALTORS is proud to launch a relief fund to assist the victims of the tornadoes that hit residents of Greene, Mercer and Montgomery counties on May 27, 2019. The Ohio REALTORS Housing Disaster Relief Fund will be providing up to $1,000 non-repayable grants to qualified applicants.

Through a grant from the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), along with donations from individual REALTORS and Local Associations/Boards across the state, the Ohio REALTORS Housing Disaster Relief Fund will be providing more than $325,000 in financial relief to qualified residents whose home or rental were damaged during the storms.

"Ohio REALTORS are honored to create this relief fund to help make a difference in the ongoing effort to rebuild communities and restore lives," said Scott Williams, Ohio REALTORS Chief Executive Officer.

Qualified applicants will receive up to $1,000 in assistance for a home or rental residence that was damaged during the tornadoes.

"I would encourage anyone whose home or apartment suffered damage--or if they have a family member, friend or neighbor that was adversely affected--to visit ohiorealtors.org for complete details and to access the grant application," said Anjanette Frye, Ohio REALTORS 2019 President.

"Ohio REALTORS are united in making a meaningful difference and helping to rebuild this area," Frye added.

Assistance is limited to housing relief only; other expenses including second mortgages, vehicle purchase, rental and/or mileage are ineligible for reimbursement under this program. NAR grant funds are restricted to residents of Greene, Mercer and Montgomery counties. However, Ohio REALTORS assistance is not tied directly to the NAR grant and may be disbursed for expenses beyond direct mortgage/rental payments, such as insurance deductible, hotels, etc.

Those grants will be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the fund’s Trustees/Administrators and will be served on a first-come, first served basis. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 16.

"Ohio’s REALTOR community prides itself on helping to make home happen and on helping to build communities," Williams concluded.

Donate to the Relief Effort

Your tax-deductible donation to the Ohio REALTORS Housing Disaster Relief Fund will help rebuild communities and restore the lives of those affected by the tornadoes.

Any amount you can donate to the relief fund will help bolster the impact we can make in the community.

DONATE NOW or send a check, payable to the “Ohio Housing Disaster Relief Fund” to Ohio REALTORS, 200 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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No goods or services will be provided in exchange for this contribution. 100% of all contributions received will go toward the rebuilding effort for the victims of the Ohio tornadoes from May 27-28, 2019. Ohio REALTORS Charitable & Educational Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 31-0998071.