Kentucky REALTORS® Accepting Flood Relief Applications from Displaced Residents
Known for giving back to the communities in which they work and live, REALTORS® care about their neighbors. In this spirit, Kentucky REALTORS® has made over $17,000 available to Kentuckians who have been displaced by recent flooding in the bluegrass
Following the flooding that occurred in late February/early March of this year, a total of 71 cities or counties in Kentucky made local disaster declarations in addition to the state declaration. The hardest-hit counties were in eastern Kentucky - Estill, Lee, Owsley, Breathitt, Powell, Jackson, Clay, and Johnson. However, any Kentucky resident affected by the flooding in late February and early March of 2021 can fill out an application for assistance from Kentucky REALTORS® and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure that the maximum number of Kentuckians receive aid, the maximum amount available per application is $1000. Those interested in applying should visit kyrealtors.com/flood for more details and download an application.
KYR President Charles Hinckley said that a priority of this program is to make the funds available immediately. “Kentucky REALTORS® knows how harrowing a situation like a displacement can be”, he said. “We hope to make a difference in what is bound to be a very difficult time in the lives of our neighbors.”
This is the second year in a row that Kentucky REALTORS® has made funds available to residents of the Commonwealth. In spring 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic began to grip the nation, Kentucky REALTORS® assisted families in southeastern Kentucky who were affected by rising waters.