01 Nov REALTORS® offer financial help to Hurricane Matthew victims through REALTORS® Relief Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Janet Gresham 843-525-6435
REALTORS® offer financial help to Hurricane Matthew victims through REALTORS® Relief Foundation
Beaufort, S.C. (October 31, 2016) — The Beaufort County Association of REALTORS®, the Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS® and the South Carolina REALTORS® have partnered with the REALTOR® Relief Foundation (RRF) and the state associations in Georgia and North Carolina to enter into a joint cooperative that will provide relief to victims of Hurricane Matthew. The foundation is providing mortgage or rent relief up to $1,000 to those who qualify.
The relief is available to South Carolina residents who have suffered property damage to their primary residence as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Assistance is available to qualified applicants for one of the following options: 1) Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged by Hurricane Matthew or; 2) Rental cost of temporary shelter due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the storm. Relief assistance is limited to $1,000 per applicant and one grant per residence.
Applicants must meet the following guidelines and submit the required documentation in order to qualify for the program:
Go to www.beaufortscreatlors.com or www.hhrealtors.com or screaltors.org/realtor- relief] for the application, review and submit with required documents
Recipient must be a full-time resident and U.S. citizen or legally admitted for residence in the United States.
Must include Proof of Residency (e.g. copy of your driver’s license or other governmental documentation evidencing residency.
Must include your last mortgage statement or payment coupon with your application. If renting temporary housing, please include a copy of your current monthly rent statement or lease.
The following documents are required to show proof of damage to your primary residence. 1. Photos of Damages 2. Insurance Estimate 3. Copies of Repair Estimates from Contractors.
Property must be your primary residence and must be in a designated disaster area.
There are limited funds and applications will be processed on a first come basis. Anyone can apply for the grants, and anyone can donate to the REALTOR® Relief Foundation – . To donate, go to realtor.org/programs/realtors-relief-foundation/donate.
Beaufort County Association of REALTORS® serves as the voice of real estate for Beaufort County and Jasper County.