Local REALTOR® Relief Fund
Members in good standing of the Lawrence Board of REALTORS® are eligible to receive assistance from the local REALTOR® Relief Fund (RRF). RRF assistance is limited to a maximum of $1,000 per applicant, and is available for a member’s personal loss or hardship. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year, and will be considered at the discretion of the Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Board of REALTORS Community Foundation.
- Relief assistance is limited to a maximum of $1,000 per applicant (member in good standing) per household.
- Assistance can be used for the applicant’s housing costs and unreimbursed losses directly related to the loss or hardship.
- Assistance is need-based and other forms of assistance may be taken into consideration when awarding grants.
- All grants made through the LBOR RRF are based on availability of funds and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The application for assistance from the local REALTOR® Relief Fund is available here.
The local RRF is possible through a contribution made direct from the Lawrence Board of REALTORS®, and is separate from the funding raised annually by the LBOR Community Foundation - 100% of LBOR Community Foundation proceeds are granted to local 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.
LBOR RRF applications are reviewed by the LBOR Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Every effort is made to review applications in a timely manner. The LBOR RRF reserves the right to approve or deny applications, and for good and sufficient reasons cancel any grant that has been made.
Questions can be directed to Foundation@LawrenceRealtor.com or by calling 785.842.1843.
Nationally Helping Those in Need
The National Association of REALTORS® first launched the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) as the REALTORS® Relief Fund in 2001, within hours of the devastating Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks—raising more than $8.4 million to provide assistance so that surviving family members could stay in their homes. Since then, more than $32 million has been raised for victims of disasters, including wildfires, tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes. Today, RRF exists as a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide housing-related assistance to victims of disasters and for other charitable purposes permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Every dollar goes directly to victims of disaster. The National Association of REALTORS® covers 100% of administrative expenses. Donate Here