Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Distributes $1.9 Million in Maui Housing Support from National Association of REALTORS®

The grant was the largest awarded by the NAR Relief Foundation since 9/11

The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of Hawai‘i REALTORS®, worked with the REALTORS® Association of Maui over the past 9 months to distribute $1.9 million in disaster relief aid following the August fires on Maui. The grant was the largest awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Relief Foundation (RRF) since 9/11.

More than 800 homeowners and renters whose primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the Maui fires received up to $3,000 in assistance. Applications were accepted from August through December, and several hundred applications are still being processed.

“The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation worked as quickly as possible to distribute these funds to homeowners and renters affected by the fires,” said Hawai‘i REALTORS® President Julie Meier. “We were pleased to increase our initial aid distribution from $1.5 million to $1.9 million, with all funds going directly to families and individuals in need.”

Since 2001, the RRF has disbursed more than $40 million in aid to more than 20,000 families nationwide. The National Association of REALTORS® works with state and local associations to cover all administrative costs, ensuring 100% of all funds collected are distributed directly to disaster relief causes.

The nonprofit Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation was launched in 2020 to serve communities throughout Hawai‘i by supporting charitable organizations and their efforts to assist those in need.