Financial assistance

Realtors make funds available to residents for Hurricane Ida damage


HUDSON VALLEY – The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. (HGAR) has announced the availability of financial assistance to local residents affected by flooding from Hurricane Ida.

Residents of the Hudson Valley can apply for disaster assistance through the Realtors’ Relief Foundation (RRF), a charity created by the National Association of Realtors to provide housing assistance to disaster victims.

Eligible applicants can apply for financial assistance for the monthly mortgage expenses of a primary residence or rental costs due to relocation of a primary residence. Emergency assistance is limited to a maximum of $ 2,000 per applicant per household. The deadline for submitting applications is October 31, 2021 and funds will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. For more information and to apply, visit or send an email to [email protected]

RRF has been providing services for two decades. The estate agent-led mission was created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and helps communities devastated by unexpected disasters, including forest fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes. Thanks to generous donations from real estate agents, associations and affiliated organizations, RRF has helped more than 17,000 families to stay in their homes after a turbulent destruction. HGAR donated $ 25,000 to the Relief Foundation in 2021.

“The flooding and damage from Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in our region and disrupted so many lives here,” said Crystal Hawkins-Syska, President of HGAR. “Our community of realtors takes pride in helping our neighbors and giving back in the event of a disaster.”

For more information on HGAR, visit


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