FEMA Provides $420 Million to Floridians to Jumpstart Hurricane Ian Recovery

FEMA is providing rental assistance, hotel stays, repair assistance, temporary housing reimbursements and other forms of support to Floridians affected by Hurricane Ian who are unable to live in their homes.

Disaster Relief Specialists go door-to-door in Florida neighborhoods to help individuals apply for assistance. These teams communicated with 26,500 individuals.

FEMA will pay hotel and motel expenses for eligible survivors. FEMA and the State of Florida have activated the Transitional Shelter Assistance Program, which allows FEMA to make payments directly to participating hotels and motels in Alabama, Florida and Georgia that provide emergency shelter to survivors. As of today, the program provides accommodation for 1,256 households with 3,233 members.

FEMA has provided individual assistance to 26 Florida counties. Residents in Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Semino , districts of St. Johns and Volusia are eligible to apply for individual assistance.

For more information for homeowners and renters, visit Update to FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide.

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