Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program

State of Florida Division of Emergency Management
Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program

The State of Florida Division of Emergency Management Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program provides assistance to eligible residents of St. Lucie County who are in need of exterior protections to their home from windstorm events. This program will address all repairs found on an inspection that address exterior protections. All repairs on the inspection report must be done in order to comply with this program. No interior repairs will be addressed through this funding.

Click the link to carefully review and obtain a clear understanding of all the program participation – eligibility requirements

Owner occupied St. Lucie County properties only

Home built between and including 1978 and 2002

Have a current Homeowner’s Insurance policy

Owners are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents

Income is 120% or less of the area median income

Hotel, motel, and manufactured home addresses will not be eligible for this program

The property must not be in foreclosure or listed for sale

Properties with outstanding code violations, liens, or unpermitted structures are not eligible for this program

Should you desire to apply for the program, please complete and submit the application provided to you in accordance with the instructions outlined below and in the application

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Review this Program Guide and the Eligibility Requirements.
  2. Download and complete the application or pick up a hard copy of the application at one of our Habitat ReStore locations (addresses are below).
  3. Retrieve and enclose copies of all requested and applicable supporting documentation and the completed application.
  4. Documents proving applicant(s) financial situation(s) must be provided. More information about supporting documentation is in the application.
  5. Submit completed applications and provide all supporting documentation. Completed applications will only be accepted by one of the following methods:
  • All mailed and dropped off applications and supporting documentation must be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes marked “Hurricane Loss Mitigation Program”. If dropped off at one of our ReStores, please hand to the cashier and sign the back of the envelope, over the seal, in the presence of the cashier. If dropped off at the office through the drop box, please sign and date the back of the envelope, over the seal.

By mail to

St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity
702 South 6th Street
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950

By drop off

Port St. Lucie ReStore
10185 South US1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952 (hand to the cashier)

By drop off

Fort Pierce ReStore
2904 Okeechobee Road
Fort Pierce, Florida 34947 (hand to the cashier)

By drop off

St. Lucie Habitat Admin Office
702 South 6th Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950 (Drop Box in conference room door)

Applicant(s) must confirm dropping off an application and supporting documentation with staff and follow any and all necessary directions and safety precautions put in place.

 

We will not accept any sensitive or personal information in emails to St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity.

Warning

Florida Statute 817 provides that willful false statements or misrepresentation concerning income and assets or liabilities relating to financial condition is a misdemeanor of the first degree and is punishable by fines and imprisonment provided under S77.082 or 772.083.

Warning

Section 1001 of Title 19 of the U.S. code makes it a criminal offense to make willful false statements or misrepresentation to any department or agency of the United States as to any matter within the jurisdiction. False information may result in civil liability, and/or in criminal penalties including, but not limited to, fine or imprisonment or both.

Warning: Availability of Funds

Complete applications will be processed on a first-come, first ready basis. All applicants must meet program eligibility criteria. Only completed applications, which consist of submittal of all applicable supporting documentation in order to prove eligibility, will be accepted. No exceptions will be made. If the application is not complete, the application will not be eligible for processing. The number of applications that will be processed and the number of applications approved are subject to the availability of funds. When funding has lapsed, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity will announce the closure of the program on their website at www.StLucieHabitat.org.

If you have any questions about any of the information in this Program Guide you may contact Donna Lea Askman at 772.646.1117 Ext. 104 or [email protected].

 

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