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Relief Fund

Helping Those in Need

The Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund® (“MRRF”) was established to support and expedite the receipt and donation of charitable aid from Michigan Realtors® and supporting organizations in response to the water crisis in the City of Flint in 2016. While the genesis of the MRRF was specific to providing relief in the City of Flint, the MRRF is intended to be ongoing as a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide housing-related assistance to victims of disasters and for other charitable purposes permitted under the Internal Revenue Code.


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Donations

Realtor® Associations and Partners
Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors®
Arizona Association of Realtors®
East Central Association of Realtors®
Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors®
Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors®
Jackson Area Association of Realtors®
Jackson Area Multiple List Service
Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of Realtors®
Linnell & Associates
Michigan Realtors®
National Association of Realtors®
Northeastern Michigan Board of Realtors®
Past Presidents Puerto Rico
Traverse Area Association of Realtors®
Realtors® Relief Foundation
Realtors® Who Care/West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors®

Individuals
Andrew Francoeur
Beth Foley
Brandon Garnaat
Carolena Reed
Devendra Mehta
Diana Bay
Eugene Szpeinski
Gary Reggish
Ibilola Audu
Janice Guillaume
John Meeseman
Judith Barker
Justine Dzon
Kathleen Coon
Kay Courtney
Leigh Brown
Mario Como
Michael Bass
Richard & Patricia Dinger
Richard Loose
Sandra Stump
Sheryl Sweeney
Terri Weems
Thomas Kotzian

 


 

Michigan Realtors® Assist Macomb and Oakland County Residents

Michigan Realtors®, the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors®, the North Oakland County Board of Realtors®, and the REALTORS® Relief Foundation will be providing mortgage or rent relief for qualified applicants residing in the counties of Macomb and Oakland. This Realtor® relief program is in response to the hard-hitting line of storms that hit these areas on July 24 and 25, resulting in widespread damage.

During the weekend of July 24 and 25, an intense series of storms struck the Southwest area of Oakland County and traveled through Southern Macomb County. Residents saw up to 105 mph wind gusts, resulting in power outages for more than 100,000 residents and up to 425 homes experienced damage in the Armada and White Lake Townships.

In response to the unforeseen hardships, the above organizations have activated the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to be utilized for a qualified applicant’s mortgage payment or monthly rent if they experienced property damage due to the storms. There is a total of $100,000 available to applicants that reside within the State of Emergency Zone as declared by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Financial assistance will be provided to cover one month’s rent or mortgage payment for qualified applicants in an amount of up to $1,000 per household until the available funds are fully allocated. To apply for these relief funds, please contact your respective Realtor® Association:


Realtors® To Assist Southeast Michigan Flooding Victims

Michigan Realtors®, the Dearborn Area Board of Realtors®, the Detroit Association of Realtors®, the Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors®, and the REALTORS® Relief Foundation will be providing housing assistance for qualified applicants residing in the counties of Wayne and Washtenaw. This Realtor® relief initiative is in response to the substantial rainfall and resultant widespread flooding on June 25-26th of this year.

Over the weekend of June 25th, areas across Metro Detroit were hit by 5-7 inches of rain, resulting in flooded roadways, stranded motorists, damaged homes, and displaced residents. The above organizations have activated the REALTORS® Relief Foundation to provide financial relief to those impacted by the flooding. This relief may be utilized for a qualified applicant’s mortgage payment or monthly rent if they experienced property damage due to flooding.

In response to the hardship that many are now facing, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation has $100,000 available for individuals and families directly affected by the June 25-26th flooding. Applicants will need to verify that they reside within the State of Emergency Zone as declared by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Financial assistance will be provided to cover one month’s rent or mortgage payment for qualified applicants in an amount of up to $1,000 per household until the available funds are fully allocated. To apply for relief funds, please contact your respective Realtor® Association:


Mid-Michigan Flooding Crisis

Michigan Realtors®, with assistance from the National Association of REALTORS®, provided housing relief assistance to qualified applicants of Arenac, Midland, Saginaw, Gladwin, and Iosco Counties, Michigan. These funds were in response to the unprecedented Mid-Michigan dam breaches on May 19, 2020.

With thousands of Michiganders forced out of their homes, this initiative offered important assistance with up to $1,000 in housing relief per applicant. More than 125 families benefited from this program.

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Donate to the Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund

2021: Realtors® To Assist Southeast Michigan Flooding Victims

2020: Michigan Realtors® Ready to Assist Mid-Michigan Flood Victims

2018: Michigan Realtors® Poised to Assist Houghton County Flood Victims 

2017: West Michigan Family Center - $2,000

2016 Funds Recipient: The Community Foundation of Greater Flint - $20,000


By Mail — via check

Make checks payable to:

Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund
c/o Michigan Realtors®
720 N. Washington Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906

Online

Use this portal to donate online:
Members: Once logged in, click on the contribute link which is located at the top of the page.
Non Members: You can create an account and then contribute. Should you need assistance, please contact: mbrant@mirealtors.com

Donate to the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Fund

Use this online form to make a contribution to the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Foundation.

Questions? Contact relief@mirealtors.com

 

Note: The Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund is formed as a Domestic Non-Profit Corporation in the State of Michigan for Charitable Purposes. The Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund’s application for 501(c)3 tax exempt status is pending with the IRS. Upon approval of the application, donations made to the Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund will be deductible as a qualifying charitable donation. The Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund distributes 100% of all funds collected to disaster relief causes. All donations made to the fund for the period beginning January 28, 2016 through April 30, 2016, unless otherwise noted prior to receipt of donation, will be designated to support the City of Flint and the East Central Board of Realtors® during the Flint Water Crisis. In addition, the fund guarantees all donors that 100% of their donation will be used for an appropriate disaster relief effort.