City of Jacksonville

Rebuild Florida Deadline Approaching

February 07, 2018  
home damaged by fallen tree during hurricane irma

Please register by December 23, 2018

REGISTER TODAY! Eligible Florida residents have until Dec. 23 to register for the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program.

Rebuild Florida’s Housing Repair and Replacement Program launched in September 2018 to assist low-income homeowners whose homes were still damaged from Hurricane Irma.

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. To be eligible for this program, the damaged property should be located in one of the most impacted and distressed communities identified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development AND one of the following:
  • 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. To determine if your income meets the requirements, please click here.

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 age 5 or younger
  • 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

Download the Rebuild Florida Flyer here.

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