The City of Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development has been awarded a $194,000 Hurricane Loss Mitigation Grant from the State of Florida Department of Emergency Management to provide retrofit measures needed to strengthen homes to reduce losses and to reduce the cost of rebuilding after a disaster. Grants of up to $35,000 will be provided to eligible low-and moderate-income homeowners for hurricane resistant roofs, windows and doors.
Applications will be taken from Monday, October 23, 2017 through Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the following five locations:
- The Greater Newtown Redevelopment Corp., 1782 Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota, FL 34234 · (941) 358-7860
- Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St, Sarasota, FL 34234 · (941) 954-4182
- Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236 · (941) 955-2122
- Selby Public Library, 1331 First St, Sarasota, FL 34236 · (941) 861-1100
- OHCD, 111 S. Orange St., Sarasota, FL 34236 · (941) 951-3640.
- Home must be in the City of Sarasota.
- Total household income must be at or below 80% of median income adjusted by household size.
- The elderly, disabled, and those homeowners at or below 50% of area median income will receive priority.
- Homes must be built between 1978 and 2001, and does not meet 2001 edition of Florida Building Code. Manufactured homes and homes with significant structural issues are not eligible.
- Property taxes, mortgage and insurance must be current. No liens on the property other than mortgage, hospital or utility.
- Homes must be single-family, owner occupied residences with a maximum value of $272,195 as determined by the Sarasota County Property Appraiser. You must hold fee simple title or life estate in the property, reside in the property, and have a current homestead exemption.
- Maximum assistance is $35,000 in the form of a grant. Funds must be used for windows, doors, and roofs. Homes that have significant structural issues which cost more to repair than the value of the home will not be eligible. If the home does not meet Housing Quality Standards established by HUD, OHCD will advise the homeowner of other rehabilitation programs offered by OHCD.
- Registration will not guarantee participation in the program. The Florida Division of Emergency Management makes final determination of selected properties.
- Names will be randomly shuffled via computer.
- The homeowner is responsible after mitigation to seek any premium discounts that may be available from their insurer. Stickers must be left on manufactured items until final form OIR-B1-1820 is complete.
Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development, 111 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
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