$5M awarded to help homeowners in six Ian-hit counties pay their … – WUSF Public Media

The Florida Housing Finance Corporation 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 Housing Initiatives Partnership program office directly for more information: Local Government Information (floridahousing.org).
As the state’s housing finance agency, Florida Housing annually receives funding from the Legislature for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program, of which $5 million is set aside to be used in the event of a natural disaster.
This year, the disaster funds have been allocated to assist Floridians who are low to moderate income, live in one of the six counties hardest hit by Hurricane Ian and cannot afford to pay their insurance deductibles.
Florida Housing is also working to compile information on disaster relief resources. The following are possible resources for families affected by Hurricane Ian:

For more information about Florida Housing Finance Corporation and disaster relief resources, please visit Disaster Relief Resources and Information (floridahousing.org).
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