Following devastating storms and tornadoes in southwestern and central Iowa on April 26, the Iowa REALTORS® wants to ensure Iowans are afforded the resources to rebuild their homes and sense of community.

More than 300 residences and buildings were damaged during the storms, significantly impacting the housing for hundreds of Iowans. 

In partnership with the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF), IAR will provide up to $1,500 in mortgage and rental payments due to displacement to individuals who primarily reside in Clarke, Crawford, Harrison, Mills, Polk, Ringgold, Shelby, Union, and Pottawattomie counties.

Qualifications for the REALTORS® Relief Foundation assistance include:

  • Individual grants may be approved up to a limit of $1,500 per household.
  • Recipient must be a primary resident of the following counties: Clarke, Crawford, Harrison, Mills, Polk, Ringgold, Shelby, Union, and Pottawattamie

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

  • Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged during the severe storms on April 26, 2024. If mortgage is paid off, submit proof for the primary residence [i.e property tax bill] to receive a portion of the grant.
  • Rental cost due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the severe storms of April 26, 2024.
  • Reimbursement for hotel lodging required due to displacement from primary residence as a result of severe storms on April 26, 2024. Reimbursement only covers hotel room and tax costs.

Relief assistance is limited to a maximum of $1,500 per household.