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Deadline approaching to apply for Irma assistance

Posted On: February 9, 2018

Volusia County residents who need insurance deductible payments or home repair because of damage to their primary residence caused by Hurricane Irma may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 27.

Applications for the Hurricane Irma Disaster Recovery program are available online at www.volusia.org/community-assistance and at the Community Assistance office, 110 W. Rich Ave., DeLand.

The disaster recovery program is funded by Volusia County’s State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program to assist residents who own and occupy their home and have already applied for assistance from FEMA or the Small Business Administration. If residents have homeowners insurance, they must have already filed a claim.

The program is income-based. Applicants’ household income may not exceed 120 percent of the area median income (AMI). The majority of available funds are specifically for residents with incomes below 80 percent of the AMI; however, residents with income between 80 and 120 percent are still encouraged to apply.

Applicants must live in Volusia County, but not within the city limits of Deltona or Daytona Beach. Residents applying for assistance for manufactured homes are eligible only if the home was constructed after June 1994 and the resident owns the land where the home is located.

Completed applications may be dropped off in person or mailed to Volusia County Community Assistance, 110 W. Rich Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. Residents who are disabled and need a reasonable accommodation to apply for this program may contact Lori Brown at 386-736-5955 or lbrown@volusia.org.