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Rebuild Florida

Rebuild Florida is a partnership of DEO and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which approved funding to local communities for Florida's long-term recovery efforts after the 2017 hurricane season. The Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program (HRRP) launched in September 2018 to assist Florida homeowners and property owners impacted by Hurricane Irma through the repair, reconstruction or replacement of their Irma-damaged homes.    

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 Is Eligible for Program Assistance?

The following lists basic eligibility criteria to receive assistance through the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program:

  • Homes must have suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Irma.
  • Homes must be located within the most impacted and distressed areas.
  • Homeowners and property owners are eligible if they owned the damaged property at the time of Hurricane Irma and have maintained ownership.
  • Damaged property must have been the primary residence at the time of Hurricane Irma in September 2017. (Please note: Recreational Vehicles, camper trailers and houseboats are not eligible for the Program. For more details on ineligible structures, please review the Single-Family Owner-Occupied Housing Guidelines here. )
  • Priority will be given to the most vulnerable populations.

Who Is Not Eligible for Program Assistance?

The following lists basic eligibility criteria to receive assistance through the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program:

  • The program focuses mainly on low-and moderate-income families, therefore households with an income higher than 120 percent area median income (AMI) will not be eligible for this program. To view AMI limits for your county, please click here..
  • Additionally, applicants who apply to repair a secondary home will also be considered not eligible for assistance.
  • Applicants with no remaining Hurricane Irma damage to their home or property will not be considered eligible.
  • It’s important to understand that the Program does not reimburse applicants for repairs already completed.
  • The Program does not provide money directly to citizens. If an applicant is deemed eligible, the Program will pay a Program-approved construction contractor directly to complete the agreed upon repair, reconstruction or replacement of an applicant’s home.

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 under the age of 18
  • 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 Income
  • Households with tenants who were displaced from Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria who are permanently resettled in Florida

Need Recovery Assistance? Get Started on Your Rebuild Florida Application Today:

If you have remaining Irma-damage to your home or property and believe you may qualify for program assistance, we encourage you to complete a registration, here. This will take roughly 15 to 20 minutes to complete and can be done online or by contacting our Customer Center at 844-833-1010.

If we determine you meet the basic eligibility criteria, you will be invited to apply for Program assistance. At this point, you will be assigned a Program Specialist who will help you from beginning to end. Want to learn more about next steps? Check out our Process Flyer or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Read about Florida homeowners who have been assisted by the program here.  

Find additional resources related to the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program here.

View the State Action Plan for Disaster Recovery here.


Still unsure if you’re eligible for funding?

Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions or call 844-833-1010.

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