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The Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund has been activated and taking applications

By Kymberly Franklin posted 13 days ago

  

The Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund has been activated and will immediately begin accepting applications for assistance. Here are the links to the applications for assistance.

Individual Application 

https://www.floridarealtors.org/about/charities/disaster-relief-fund/request-individual-assistance 

Brokerage application

https://www.floridarealtors.org/about/charities/disaster-relief-fund/request-business-assistance 

Rescues are ongoing and once the storm passes people will begin to assess damage and rebuild.  Many of you asked how you or your company can help. 

Here is the online form to donate to the Disaster Relief Fund.  https://www.floridarealtors.org/about/charities/disaster-relief-fund/donate

Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund application details below:

Applicants must be a member of the Realtor® family prior to the disaster and whose home or real estate office has sustained serious physical and/or structural damage to include but not limited to water intrusion.

The following types of damage may not qualify for assistance from the Disaster Relief Fund: loss of or damage to outbuildings, cars, boats and recreational vehicles, pool and patio enclosures, pool pumps or pool equipment, blown shingles, personal property, landscaping including downed trees and debris removal, loss of perishable food, fencing, driveways and sidewalks, office signage, other minor damage and loss of income.

Complete all sections of the application.

You must include:

·          Color photos showing damage (digital preferred) and insurance summary page showing deductible and coverage information; and

·          A written assessment from your insurance company and estimate to replace or repair damaged areas; include qualifying repair receipts to date and any additional information which may assist with describing your disaster and subsequent damage.

·          Qualifying repair receipts to date and any additional information which may assist with describing your disaster and subsequent damage.

Brokers, two separate applications are required if both your broker office and residence sustained damage and they are not in the same location.

If anyone has questions regarding the completion of the assistance application, please contact Florida Realtors at 407-438-1400 or email drfclaims@floridarealtors.org.

Financial Help from the Florida Realtor Family for Hurricane Idalia Victims Disaster Relief Fund FAQs


Question: Who is eligible for funds from Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund (DRF)?
Answer: Eligible applicants are active members of Florida Realtors, staff of Florida Realtors and staff of
Florida Realtors’ local boards/associations.


Question: Where can I find the application?
Answer: Here is the link: www.floridarealtors.org/drf. There is an application for damage to an
applicant’s residence and a separate one for an applicant’s brokerage office. If you are a broker applying
for both residential and office damage, you must complete separate applications. In addition, the
brokerage office cannot be located in the same building as the residence. Note: Only the broker of an
office may apply for office damage.


Question: What information do I need to complete the application?
Answer: Complete all sections of the application, which include:
• Color photos showing damage to your property.
• A copy of your insurance summary page showing deductible and coverage information.
• A written assessment from your insurance company and an estimate to replace or repair damaged
areas, include qualifying repair receipts to date and any additional information that helps describe
your disaster and subsequent damage. If an insurance company assessment and estimate isn’t
available, provide a detailed description of your damage and forward the insurance company
assessment and estimate once you receive it. Note: Insurance coverage isn’t required to be eligible
for an award of funds.


Question: What type of damage does the Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund cover?
Answer: Major damage to the interior and exterior of the residence and personal property losses, if
approved by the Disaster Relief Trustees.


Question: What type of damage is NOT normally covered by the Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund?
Answer: The following types of damage may not qualify for Disaster Relief Fund assistance: loss of or
damage to outbuildings, cars, boats, recreational vehicles, pool and patio enclosures, pool pumps or pool
equipment, blown shingles, landscaping and debris removal, perishable food losses, fencing, driveways
and sidewalks, office signage, other minor damage, and loss of income. Note: The trustees will consider
all applications, so please apply even if you aren’t sure your loss is eligible.


Question: Are tenants eligible to apply?
Answer: Yes. Tenants are welcome to apply! Provide pictures and descriptions of your damaged or
destroyed personal property and the trustees will determine eligibility.


Question: How does the process work? What happens after I apply?
Answer: Once you submit an application, a Florida Realtors member will forward the information to
one of the DRF Trustees appointed to review your application. If your application is approved, Florida
Realtors’ accounting team will promptly send a check to the address indicated on the application. The
application has a field where you may request that the award check be sent to an address other than your
residence if you’re unable to receive mail at your primary residence.


Please know that our entire team is working as quickly as possible to assist you in receiving the assistance you need to start your recovery

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