ICYMI: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Extends Rebuild Florida Registration, Helping More Floridians Repair and Rebuild Homes Damaged by Hurricane Irma

Feb 12, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has extended the registration deadline for Rebuild Florida to Friday, March 29, 2019. Rebuild Florida is a long-term recovery effort with nearly $350 million in federal funding dedicated to repairing, rebuilding or replacing the homes of Florida families that were significantly damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

“Governor Ron DeSantis is dedicated to helping Florida families still in need after Hurricane Irma,” said DEO Executive Director Ken Lawson. “We have extended the Rebuild Florida registration deadline to allow as many homeowners as possible to register for assistance and I encourage anyone who still has damage from Hurricane Irma to visit RebuildFlorida.gov to get help.”

Rebuild Florida is a partnership of DEO and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program helps eligible homeowners impacted by Hurricane Irma. Rebuild Florida helps repair, rebuild or replace damaged homes across the hardest-hit communities of the state, with priority funding for those low-income residents who are elderly, disabled, families with children under the age of 18 or persons displaced from Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands who are permanently resettling in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma or Maria.

Nine Rebuild Florida centers will remain open across the state to serve as local resources for homeowners to begin the disaster recovery process. Centers are open Monday through Saturday with case managers available to help homeowners complete the registration process. Homeowners can also visit RebuildFlorida.gov or call the Rebuild Florida customer center at 844-833-1010 to receive assistance.

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts, expediting economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities and promote economic resiliency. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.floridajobs.org.



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