Help still available in Brevard County for Hurricane Irma damage

Post Disaster Recovery Program held in Viera

By Sachelle Saunders - Reporter

VIERA, Fla. - Brevard County residents who still need help after Hurricane Irma can take part in a disaster recovery program, county officials said.

The county is accepting applications Tuesday through Thursday at the Viera Regional Park Community Center for those who need help with roof repairs or back pay on rent or utilities. Ian Golden, director of Housing and Human Resources, said the funding is meant to fill in the gap for those who were declined by FEMA or private insurance.

“This is last resort funding, so they actually have to wait until they get a response back from FEMA that they've been denied. They actually have to wait until they get a response from their insurance saying they got X amount of dollars,” he said.

Approvals could mean residents receive up to $1,000 toward rent, or up to $4,000 for home repairs. The money does not go to the homeowner or renter, it goes directly to the contractor.

Those who cannot attend the disaster relief event can apply online at www.brevardfl.gov under the housing tab.

 

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