SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Iowans whose homes were affected by flooding can apply for up to a $1,000 grant.
The Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors and Iowa Association of Realtors are offering grants to help people pay their mortgages or cover rent if they were displaced during the floods, having a total of $275,000 available to provide assistance.
Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors® President Mark Vos and agent with United Real Estate Solutions in Sioux City said they know that the flooding hit northwest Iowan hard.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this assistance to our friends and neighbors, who we know are still suffering from so much devastation and heartbreak,” Vos said.
“With 59 of Iowa’s 99 counties declared disaster areas by Governor Reynolds, we know our neighbors have sustained heavy losses. Iowans are known for helping each other, and the Iowa Association of Realtors® is committed to assisting with recovery from this disaster,” stated John Goede, President of the Iowa Association of Realtors®, and agent with Century 21 ProLink in Spencer, Iowa.
To qualify, you must have an insurance or contractor estimate or photos of the damages. The grants can be used for mortgage payment assistance or payment of rental costs incurred by displacement from a residence due to flooding. If you would like to learn more or apply, click here.