Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Launches Rebuild Florida

Collier County residents who still need assistance in repairing property damaged by Hurricane Irma are encouraged to register.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) launched Rebuild Florida, a long-term recovery effort, that will provide $616 million to help Florida families whose homes were significantly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma repair or rebuild their homes. Rebuild Florida is a program run by DEO in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This program was announced jointly by Governor Rick Scott and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson in June and will connect eligible Floridians with federal disaster recovery funding, prioritizing most-impacted communities and the most vulnerable low-income individuals, including the elderly, those with disabilities and families with young children.

Registration is open now at RebuildFlorida.gov, by calling the Rebuild Florida representatives at 844-833-1010, or by visiting the Rebuild Florida Intake Center opening tomorrow, Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, at 3050 Horseshoe Drive North, Naples, Florida 34104. The Intake Center will be open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Eligible Florida residents have until Dec. 23 to register for the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program.

The program is open to residents who own their homes and to owners of rental properties. Detailed eligibility requirements are available at RebuildFlorida.gov.

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