Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Association of Realtors Partner to Improve Disaster Preparedness. On Nov. 2, the FEMA and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced an agreement to work together to educate consumers and homebuyers about disaster preparedness. NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall and FEMA Administrator Brock Long signed the memorandum of agreement at the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston, MA. Insurance is the best way for homeowners, renters and businesses to financially protect themselves from losses caused by floods, fires and other disasters. This is an opportunity for FEMA and NAR to collaborate on getting out information about emergency preparedness, insurance, and assistance information to the public. The agreement allows FEMA and NAR to work together to educate and help the nation prepare for disasters better, while it also allows Realtors® to continue supporting the Realtor Disaster Relief Fund. The REALTORS® Relief Foundation was established to provide to needy victims of disasters (including, but not limited to affected relief and rescue workers), and their families, assistance with housing-related needs arising out of such disasters, and for other charitable purposes permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation may elect to provide assistance primarily or solely to victims who are members of the National Association of Realtors®.
The REALTORS® Relief Foundation welcomes contributions—not only in times of disaster, but at any time throughout the year—and 100% of all funds collected go to disaster relief causes. To donate or learn more, got to REALTORS® Relief Foundation.