Volusia County Launches Hurricane Matthew Housing Program

On June 8, Volusia County Community Assistance launched a disaster recovery housing program, The Hurricane Matthew Housing Program, to assist residents with damaged single-family homes or pre-1994 mobile/manufactured homes.

Volusia County has been approved to receive funds to assist eligible residents, which has been awarded by Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

Applicants for the program must be able to prove damage from Hurricane Matthew, but there are a few different ways to do this depending on the situation.

Applicants must be income-eligible and must own the home or pre-1994 mobile/manufactured home. If they are in a pre-1994 mobile/manufactured home, they can either own or rent the lot.

This funding cannot reimburse for repairs or payments already made. Funds will not be issued directly to clients. If the client is eligible and awarded a grant, payments will be made to contractors on behalf of the client.

This is a great program for those in need, assistance is being offered as a grant with no repayment.

For more details and to start the application process, visit: Volusia.org/Hurricane-Matthew-Housing

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