Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation to Distribute $1.5 Million in Maui Housing Support from National Association of REALTORS®

REALTOR® associations and the Hawai‘i Information Service have also launched an online housing resource

The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of Hawai‘i REALTORS®, will work with the REALTORS® Association of Maui to distribute $1.5 million in disaster relief aid following the recent fires on Maui. The grant funds were awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Relief Foundation (RRF).

Homeowners and renters whose primary residence was damaged or destroyed by the fires may apply for up to $3,000 in initial assistance per household. Applications are open through Dec. 31, 2023, and are available at https://www.hawaiirealtors.com/mauirelief/.

“Hawai‘i REALTORS® and its members are heartbroken by the devastation on Maui, and we are committed to coming together to assist those in need,” said Hawai‘i REALTORS® President Kalama Kim. “We encourage homeowners and renters affected by the fires to apply for this assistance, which we are working to distribute as quickly as possible.”

In addition, Hawai‘i’s REALTOR® associations and longtime real estate technology provider Hawai‘i Information Service have launched Maui Kokua (mauikokua.com) to provide Maui housing resources, including connecting those in need of shelter with those who can provide shelter.

REALTOR® associations are also working with residents in fire-affected areas to raise awareness about unsolicited communications regarding real estate. Residents are encouraged to immediately report the activity to the REALTORS® Association of Maui at info@ramaui.com.

Since 2001, the RRF has disbursed more than $40 million in aid to more than 20,000 families nationwide. The National Association of Realtors® covers 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.