New Stage 2 Updates from Governor Little
|The deadline for Idahoans to apply for short-term rent or utility assistance through the Housing Preservation Program is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11.|
To apply, renters are encouraged to go to www.idahohousing.com/covid-19 or call 1-855-452-0801.
Because of funding limitations and to allow time for processing, the Housing Preservation Program can only accept applications requesting help for rent and utilities costs incurred for Dec. 30, 2020 or earlier.
The program is available only to renters who have been affected by COVID-19 circumstances. To be eligible, applicants must earn less than 80% of the Area Median of Income, must be Idaho residents and must have at least one member of the household legally eligible to reside in the United States. Those receiving a federal housing subsidy are not eligible. Additional details are available at
Any approved payments are made directly to landlords or utility companies. Property owners, managers and advocates can submit requests on a renter’s behalf.
Other resources are still available for Idahoans experiencing a housing crisis. Please go to www.idahohousing.com/homeless-resources/ for a list of resources and providers in your area.
REALTOR® Safety Tips & Resources
In response to the Coronavirus, Idaho REALTORS® is focused on the health and safety of our members, their families, clients and communities. We want to provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information as this situation unfolds. To that end, we want to share the following with you (below): general information from the CDC on the Coronavirus; industry specific information for REALTORS® from NAR; and websites where this and other important information can be found.
Top 3 Resources for Updates
Resources for Members
Idaho REALTORS® has developed a new RE-19 Addendum and updated its Buyer and Seller Representation Agreements to assist with unique circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review and click here: Idaho REALTORS® Instructional Forms Videos for how and when to use the addendum and updated RE-14 and RE-16 forms before accessing the documents.
Click HERE for the new RE-19A COVID Release. The form is available in Form Simplicity and Instanet. Please review and click here: Idaho REALTORS® Instructional Forms Videos for how and when to use the RE-19A COVID Release.
NAR Programs & Guidance for REALTORS®
NAR REALTOR® Benefits Program: https://www.nar.realtor/realtor-benefits-program/personal-insurance/members-telehealth
NAR Aid and Relief Security Act: https://www.nar.realtor/coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act
NAR Guide for associations: https://www.nar.realtor/ae/coronavirus-a-guide-for-realtor-associations
NAR Guide for REALTORS®: https://www.nar.realtor/coronavirus-a-guide-for-realtor
Resources for Brokers
Essential Services Letter Disclaimer
The language provided herein is provided as a courtesy to brokers. Due to the fact that the COVID-19 situation is constantly changing, no one other than the broker can make the determination and interpretation as to what is appropriate under any certain circumstance. Use of this language cannot be recommended or determined on a state or local level. Brokers should review all courtesy language provided and, in consultation with of their trusted professionals (legal counsel, accountants, insurers, etc…) make a determination of which language, if any, is appropriate to use in their practice and/or in their client’s transactions. Brokers should consider all state, county and city orders, rules and laws. Any individual using the language provided assumes all liability for said use.
Broker Sample Preparedness Plan
NAR has provided the following resource for brokers to use in their offices in response to COVID-19.
Resources for Property Owners
The following resources provide property owners with assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.