Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program for Hurricane Michael is now OPEN

If your home was damaged during Hurricane Michael, you may now be eligible to receive long-term assistance to repair, rebuild, or replace your home.
Friday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that the application period is OPEN for homeowners in Hurricane Michael impacted areas for the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program.
The Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program will provide long-term assistance to repair, rebuild, or replace Hurricane Michael-damaged homes that serve as primary residences of eligible Florida families, as well as eligible rental homes. The program will manage and complete the construction process for the repair or reconstruction of damaged homes on behalf of eligible homeowners. Low- and moderate-income (LMI) households and those with certain vulnerabilities such households with senior citizens, children, or individuals with special needs, will be prioritized.
Homeowners may complete an application for assistance through the Rebuild Florida mobile app, online by visiting RebuildFlorida.gov, or in person at a Rebuild Florida Center.
For more information about the program, homeowners can call the Rebuild Florida Hurricane Michael Customer Service Center at 888-530-3025. Rebuild Florida Centers are open 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday at the following locations: Marianna2917-B Optimist DriveMarianna, FL 32448 Panama City3109 Minnesota AvenueSuite 120Panama City, FL 32405
Port St. Joe109 Trade Circle WestSuite 1Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Tallahassee545 John Knox RoadSuite 102Tallahassee, FL 32303 The program will manage and complete the construction process for the repair or reconstruction of damaged homes on behalf of eligible homeowners. Assistance will be prioritized by low- and moderate-income (LMI) households and those with certain vulnerabilities such households with senior citizens, children, or individuals with special needs. Funding for the program is allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is the governor-designated state authority responsible for administering all HUD long-term recovery funds awarded to the state. Rebuild Florida uses federal funding for Florida’s long-term recovery efforts from the devastating impacts of natural disasters. For more information, visit RebuildFlorida.gov.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *