Disaster Relief

Tornado Damage 5.28.2019 Photo by Joe Leuschen   
Photos by Joe Leuschen


The Lawrence Board of REALTORS® Community Foundation, in collaboration with the REALTORS® Relief Foundation of the National Association of REALTORS®, contributed $52,433.75 to 41 area households to help with housing assistance through our disaster relief efforts following the tornado on May 28, 2019. 

According to Lawrence Board of REALTORS® President Greta Carter-Wilson, “The Lawrence Board of REALTORS® are extremely pleased to help those that were affected by the tornado and are so proud that we can give back to the community that we live in and support.”

The Application Period Has Ended! Thank you to everyone who applied!

The Lawrence Board of REALTORS®, through it’s charitable arm the Lawrence Board of REALTORS® Community Foundation, has entered into an agreement with the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) of the National Association of REALTORS® to make grant funding available totaling $75,000 for housing assistance to those homeowners in our community who have had damage to their primary residence as a result of the tornado on May 28,2019.  Households may apply for assistance in the amount of one (1) month’s mortgage payment (or rent payment if displaced) up to $1,500. 

According to Lawrence Board of REALTORS® President Greta-Carter Wilson, “REALTORS® are uniquely connected in their community, and we want to help our friends and neighbors in the recovery effort.  If you have suffered damage and have been displaced from your home, please apply for housing assistance.  If you have a friend, family member, or neighbor who has been displaced, please help us by sharing this information with them.”  The application for assistance is available here.

REALTOR® Relief Foundation:

This charitable foundation is dedicated to providing housing-related assistance to victims of disasters. Click here to download the Application for Disaster Relief Assistance.

Type of Assistance:

Assistance is available to qualified applicants towards one of the following options: 1) Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged by the May 28, 2019 Tornado or; 2) Rental cost due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the May 28, 2019 Tornado. Relief assistance is limited to a maximum of $1500 per applicant per household. Deadline for application submission is August 15, 2019. Please note this assistance is for housing relief only; other expenses including second mortgages, vehicle purchase, rental, repair and or mileage are ineligible for reimbursement under this program.

Make a Contribution to the REALTORS® Relief Fund:

The REALTORS® Relief Foundation welcomes contributions—not only in times of disaster, but at any time throughout the year—and 100% of all funds collected go to disaster relief causes.

Photo by Joe Leuschen