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Homeowner Recovery Program - FAQs

This threshold was set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD awarded the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to Volusia County.

Volusia County received these funds to support the long-term recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian focusing on low- to moderate- income persons.

Yes. If you meet the program’s criteria, we’ll send a contractor to evaluate your home for potential assistance.

We’ll begin processing applications as soon as possible. Review times can vary based on factors like the number of applications, submission timing, and if your household has vulnerable members, such as a person 17 or younger, 65 or older, or disabled.

You would need to contact the contractor who performed the work to see if they can provide you copies of receipts to verify the work done. Staff cannot contact contractors to request receipts of work completed.

While providing all necessary documents with your initial application will speed up the review and processing of your application, you can still apply if you’re missing some. However, please note there will likely be delays in processing due staff needing that information contained within the required documents.

Reservations are not offered. Staff at each library will assist applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once staff have reviewed your application, you will receive an email with a status update. Until then, there’s no need to reach out for updates.

This program exclusively assists homeowners with damages from Hurricane Ian, substantiated by necessary proof.

The application must be fully completed once you start. If you close your browser before submitting, you will have to start over.

A person who owns a mobile home, even if it is stationed on a leased/rented lot, may apply for assistance.

No. An applicant must have owned the home during Hurricane Ian, still possess ownership at time of application, and have a Homestead Exemption.