Ready to Help: C.A.R. Disaster Relief Fund
Housing assistance grants are available to those who have lost their home due to wildfires. Thanks to generous contributions from C.A.R., state and local REALTOR® associations and other contributors, grants are available for REALTORS®, employees of REALTORS® and association staff directly affected by the fires. Please help us continue our efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS'® Disaster Relief Fund.
SBA to Offering Assistance to California Businesses Residents Affected by Wildfires
In consideration of the public health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Small Business Administration has established a Virtual Business Recovery Center to provide personalized assistance to business owners. In addition, SBA will also open a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help homeowners and renters.
These services are only available for the California disaster declaration as a result of the wildfires that began Aug. 14, 2020, and not for COVID-19 related assistance.
Quick Guide for Natural Disasters (as it pertains to real estate transactions):
Risk Management Tools for Natural Disasters:
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Fires:
California Disaster Resources:
Fire Insurance One-Sheets (members can provide these to clients):
Basic Real Estate Legal Questions on Fires:
Homeowner Insurance Tips for Fire-Prone Areas: