Housing disaster assistance available for Dorian-related damages

October 6, 2019 – Flagler County is currently accepting applications by appointment only for the Residential Mitigation Retrofit Program (RMRP) and for State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Dorian related damages.

“Assistance is available to income-eligible homeowners in Flagler County who meet respective program guidelines,” said SHIP Administrator Ralston Reodica.

The Residential Mitigation Retrofit Program is a grant-funded program through the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program. It is intended to increase the wind resistance of single-family homes built before 2002 through mitigation improvements such as roof system strengthening, window shutters, wall and floor anchoring, and other mitigation retrofits.

The SHIP Disaster Assistance Program is funded through the State of Florida Housing Finance Corporation from the Sadowski Housing Trust Fund. The program is intended to assist homeowners with critical repairs and homeowner insurance deductibles for Dorian related damages to their single-family homes. Assistance will be provided on a first-qualified, first-served basis with priority to households with special needs, seniors, or lower income.

To schedule an application appointment, please call Devrie Paradowski at 386-586-2324 option 5, or email rreodica@flaglercounty.org with any questions regarding the RMRP or SHIP programs. The application period ends Friday, October 18.

For more information, please visit www.flaglercounty.org/ship.