Programs

Deadline for Irma Assistance

TIME RUNNING OUT FOR IRMA VICTIMS ASSISTANCE

On March 29, Rebuild Florida will close registration for those still in need of housing repair, from Hurricane Irma.   The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated 1.4 billion dollars to the State of Florida to support long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma through a CDBG-DR Grant. This funding is designed to address needs that remain after other assistance has been exhausted, including federal assistance as well as private insurance.  It is urgent that we identify remaining need, before that money goes away. 

The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) was tasked with the managing of the CDBG-DR grant. Rebuild Florida was the program created by DEO to help Floridians recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma. The first phase of Rebuild Florida is the Housing Repair Program, which will assist families to rebuild their homes that were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma.



Rebuild Florida Number: 1-844-833-1010

Housing Repair and Replacement Program

Rebuild Florida will manage and complete the construction process for the repair or reconstruction of damaged homes on behalf of homeowners, including:

  • Repairs to, reconstruction or replacement of homes, including bringing the home into code compliance and providing resiliency for future storms.
  • Completion of work to homes that have been partially repaired.
  • Repair or replacement of manufactured and mobile homes.

 

Who Should Apply

·       The program is open to homeowners and property owners.

·       Be a property damaged by Hurricane Irma that was the primary residence of the owner at the time Hurricane Irma struck on September 10, 2017.

·       Be a property damaged by Hurricane Irma that is used as rental property for low-to-moderate income individuals.

·       This program is designed to assist families with low-to-moderate incomes. This includes homeowners or properties that are rented to families with low-to-moderate incomes.

Priority to Vulnerable Populations

Priority is given to the most vulnerable populations of low-income residents, including:

  • Households with seniors age 62 and older
  • Families with children under the age of 18
  • Households with individuals who have special needs or special accommodations, including individuals with disabilities
  • Households with homeowners earning less than or equal to 80 percent Area Median Incomes
  • Households with tenants who were displaced from Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria who are permanently resettled in Florida


Who is not eligible

The program focuses mainly on low-and moderate-income families, therefore households with an income higher than 120 percent area median income will not be eligible for this program.

The program also will not allow the following:

  • Duplication of Benefits, which means that any funds received to repair your home from FEMA, Small Business Administration loans or private insurance will be deducted from the amount you will receive for repairs.
  • Repair of second homes
  • Providing money directly to citizens
  • Reimbursement to residents for work completed on their properties prior to application to the program

 

Rebuild Florida Website: http://floridajobs.org/rebuildflorida

Register Online: http://floridajobs.org/rebuildflorida/housingrepair

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