HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS PITCHES IN TO AID VICTIMS OF TAX DAY FLOODING
HOUSTON — (May 19, 2016) — The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) has donated $30,000 to assist homeowners throughout the Greater Houston area who suffered property damage and losses during the devastating mid-April flooding.
The HAR board of directors voted unanimously to provide $15,000 to the Texas Association of Realtors’ Disaster Relief Fund and $15,000 to the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
“Realtors are all about building community, and when disaster strikes, they are among the first people to roll up their sleeves and open their pocketbooks to help neighbors in need,” said HAR Chairman Mario Arriaga. “HAR wants to do what it can to help those who were affected by the flooding rebuild their homes and restore normalcy to their lives.”
Officials estimate that in Harris County alone, over 6,000 single-family homes were damaged in the April floods, with some properties flooding for the second, third or fourth time in just the past few years.
HAR has a long history of providing financial assistance in times of crisis, including the aftermath of Hurricanes Ike, Katrina and Rita along the Gulf coast as well as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
Founded in 1918, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 32,000-member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. It is the largest individual dues-paying membership trade association in Houston as well as the second largest local association/board of REALTORS® in the United States.