REALTORS® offer financial help to Hurricane Matthew victims through REALTORS® Relief Foundation

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.

For more information go to www.beaufortscrealtors.com, www.hhrealtors.com or call 843- 525-6435 or 843-842-2421.

Beaufort County Association of REALTORS® serves as the voice of real estate for Beaufort County and Jasper County.