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REALTORS® Relief Foundation

Disaster Relief Application

Was your home damaged by the recent San Diego County floods?

Do you own your home outright?
or
Do you have a mortgage?
or
Are you a renter who was forced to relocate?
or 
Do you own a mobile home and lease the land?
or
Are you paying a mortgage on a mobile home?

 

Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify thanks to the REALTORS® Relief Foundation.  Please click on the link below and carefully review the eligibility details. For the FAQ, please click here.

This IS NOT A Government grant, it was NOT funded by taxpayers.  These grants are funded by volunteer contributions from REALTORS®, REALTOR® Associations, and affiliated businesses to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTOR® Relief Foundation (RRF.)

 

APPLY HERE

 

If approved, the assistance amount can match one month of your monthly housing payment, but not to exceed $2900.  Please note that we will only be able to begin reviewing your application after you have submitted all of the required documentation.  If you have any questions about the application, please email realtorrelief@psar.org  

You may also call (619) 271-5894

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Flood Grant Assistance

Is this grant provided by the government? No, this grant is funded through volunteer contributions from REALTORS®, REALTOR® Associations, and affiliated businesses to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTOR® Relief Foundation (RRF).

How secure is the information I provide? Your privacy is our priority. All information you provide remains confidential and is only accessible to those involved in confirming eligibility and processing assistance. This may include sharing your application with your lender or landlord upon request but will not be shared for other purposes. The form is secured by 123Formbuilder, ensuring your data is protected. For those uncomfortable using online tools, applications can be mailed to:

Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®
Ste 100, Care of REALTOR® Relief Foundation (RRF)
880 Canarios Court
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Please note: Applications must be received by May 31, 2024, to be considered, regardless of the postmark date.

Who is eligible for grant money? Eligibility is for families impacted by the national disaster, requiring mortgage or rent assistance up to $2,900, or those displaced from their homes needing alternate lodging.

What are the criteria for mortgage assistance eligibility? 

  1. Mortgage holders whose residence was damaged by the national flooding disaster.
  2. Owners who own their homes outright may qualify.
  3. Full-time residents and U.S. citizens or legally admitted residents of the United States, residing in San Diego County.

What are the criteria for rental assistance eligibility? Eligible individuals or families include those:

  1. Displaced from their primary residence due to the flooding, who have signed a new lease for a different rental unit or require hotel reimbursement.
  2. Full-time residents and U.S. citizens or legally admitted residents of the United States, residing in San Diego County.

How much financial assistance is available? Assistance is limited to $2,900 per household. The grant amount corresponds with the need demonstrated through your documentation, not exceeding your monthly housing payment. Any monies awarded through the grant will be related to the documentation provided. (For example, if the applicant's monthly mortgage payment is $1,500, the maximum grant awarded will not exceed that amount. If the applicant's monthly mortgage payment is $4,000, the amount awarded will not exceed the $2,900 maximum.)

What is the application submission deadline? The deadline for application submission is May 31, 2024. Early application is encouraged to ensure consideration.

What expenses qualify for assistance? The assistance is intended for housing relief only. It does not cover second mortgages, clothing, appliances, vehicle-related costs, or other non-housing expenses.

How and to whom will the funds be distributed? Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to fund availability and a review of the required documentation. Review times may vary; please allow up to 5 weeks for a determination after full documentation submission. Approved disaster relief funds will be issued by check directly from RRF.

What documentation is required for the application? Complete applications must include:

  • A photo ID to prove residency (e.g., driver's license, State ID Card, or Passport).
  • A copy of the mortgage statement (for homeowners) or rent statement, lease agreement, or hotel receipt (for renters).
  • One of the following to show proof of damage to your primary residence: photos of damages, insurance estimate, written claims, settlement proceeds or claim status reports, or repair estimates from contractors.

For questions about the application process or required documentation, please contact us via email at realtorrelief@psar.org or by phone at (619) 271-5894. Please remember that the review process will begin only after all required documentation has been submitted.