REALTORS Providing Relief for Flood Victims in Iowa

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The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) partnered with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to provide relief for flood stricken areas of Iowa. NAR’s REALTOR Relief Foundation has awarded IAR a grant of $250,000. IAR is contributing an additional $25,000 to bring the total to $275,000. 

“The floods are far-reaching in Iowa, impacting hundreds of thousands of Iowans. 59 of Iowa’s 99 counties were declared disaster areas by Governor Reynolds. Many of our neighbors have sustained heavy losses. Iowa residents are known for helping their neighbors in need. The Iowa Association of REALTORS® is committed to assisting Iowans recover from this disaster,” stated IAR President, John Goede. 

Individual households impacted by the recent flooding can apply for mortgage payment assistance or rental cost due to displacement for up to $1,000. Click here to learn more about the application.

“We are very appreciative for the support of the National Association of REALTORS®. We look forward to helping as many Iowans as we can. Realtors across Iowa have already begun helping their communities on a personal level and this grant will help us reach thousands more. This embodies the spirit of our REALTOR® Family - ‘That’s Who We R’” . Gavin Blair, CEO of the Iowa Association of REALTORS®. 

Widespread flooding and flash flooding due to rain, snowmelt, and unthawed ground have impacted almost two-thirds of the state since the middle of March.  Many communities were over 60% inundated with water. Farmland and local businesses have been devastated leaving families without a source of income as they face the uncertainty ahead. 

Please direct questions on the application to flood@iowarealtors.com or call at 800-532-1515.

Media: For more information or for an interview request, please contact Mark Gavin, Director of Communications at the Iowa Association of REALTORS® - mark@iowarealtors.com or 515-309-9345. #