Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Punta Gorda on Saturday to announce that Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is awarding $5 million to local housing partners to help Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian pay their home insurance deductibles in the six hardest-hit counties.

Florida Gov. DeSantis Awards $5M For Residents In 6 Counties For Insurance Deductibles

Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Punta Gorda on Saturday to announce that Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is awarding $5 million to local housing partners to help Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian pay their home insurance deductibles in the six hardest-hit counties.

Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Punta Gorda on Saturday to announce that Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is awarding $5 million to local housing partners to help Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian pay their home insurance deductibles in the six hardest-hit counties.

Funding assistance is available to individuals, families, and seniors living in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee, and Sarasota counties who apply and qualify through Florida Housing’s local housing partners.

Homeowners are encouraged to contact their local SHIP office directly for more information: Local Government Information (floridahousing.org).

The US Army Corps of Engineers has extended the Operation Blue Roof application deadline through November 1, 2022. As of October 22, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed over 7,000 Blue Roofs for homeowners impacted by Hurricane Ian.

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The program is a free service that provides homeowners with a temporary solution to protect property and allows residents to remain in their homes as they continue to recover from Hurricane Ian.

This program is available for homeowners in Lee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota, and Collier counties. For more information, visit blueroof.us or call 1-888-ROOF-BLU.

On Friday, Governor DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced awards totaling $4 million through the Florida Disaster Fund to support residents of Southwest Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian, as well as a new partnership with The Home Depot to support rebuilding efforts in the state.

The Florida Disaster Fund has raised nearly $50 million since its activation.

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