FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2021
Staten Island Realtors Providing Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief to Borough Residents
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is providing financial aid to help local residents displaced by Hurricane Ida’s flooding. SIBOR, in partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Foundation and New York Association of REALTORS®, is helping eligible applicants who were negatively affected by the storm and in need of housing assistance.
“Created by the National Association of Realtors® in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing housing-related assistance to victims of disasters,” said Sandy Krueger, CEO of the Staten Island Board of Realtors®. “Staten Islanders were among the very first recipients of RRF funding in 2001 through coordination with of our Realtor community. Now marking 20 years since its inception, the Relief Foundation has helped over 17,000 families remain in their homes through the efforts of local Realtor organizations, such as SIBOR.”
Funds are available to qualified applicants toward one of the following options:
1) Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged by the Hurricane Ida disaster, or
2) Rental cost due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the Hurricane Ida disaster.
Relief assistance is limited to a maximum of $2,000 per applicant per household.
HOW TO APPLY
SIBOR’S Ida Relief Application – including complete requirements, eligibility, and restrictions on use – is available online at: https://sinymls.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Idaapp.pdf.
The deadline for application submission is Oct. 31, 2021. Completed applications with attachments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to:
IDA RELIEF APPLICATION
1150 South Avenue, Suite 303
Staten Island, NY 10314
ABOUT THE STATEN ISLAND BOARD OF REALTORS® (SIBOR)
Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) is the largest professional association in Staten Island, N.Y.
SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of more than 2,300 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.
SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBORREALTORS.com. SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at Staten Island Board of Realtors,Twitter via @SIBOR and Instagram at SIBOR REALTORS (siborrealtors).
Media Contact: Barton Horowitz