$25M Available for Homeowners Impacted by Hurricane Idalia


Newly allocated Hurricane Housing Recovery Program funds can be used to pay for repairs, insurance deductibles and down payments, among others.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Home and property owners in 18 Florida counties impacted by Hurricane Idalia may be eligible for state-backed funds for repairs and housing assistance.

The Hurricane Housing Recovery Program provided $25 million Thursday through the Florida Housing Finance Corp. for homeowners in counties designated federal disaster areas from the Aug. 30 storm. The funds were distributed to the eligible counties: Charlotte, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Suwannee and Taylor.

The funds can be used to demolish, repair or replace housing, including manufactured homes. It can be used to buy building materials and pay insurance deductibles, down payments and security deposits. Individuals who have already received state or federal housing assistance are not eligible.

Anyone who wants more information should contact their local State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) office or visit the Florida Housing website.

The Florida Realtors® Disaster Relief Fund also provides financial assistance for victims of Hurricane Idalia and other disasters. Since August 1992, it has helped Realtors, their employees, local associations and staff who experienced damage to their primary residences or offices caused by natural disasters. The application closes six months after a storm hits; for Hurricane Idalia, the window closes on March 1.

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