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Apply in person for housing repair assistance Friday at City Hall


Seminole County residents in need can apply in person from  9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Friday, October 13 at City Hall, located at
127 E. Second Street in downtown Donalsonville

Are you still living with damages to your home caused by Hurricane Michael? If so, you may qualify to participate in the  Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program to assist with your housing recovery needs.

To assist the most vulnerable families in Seminole County and surrounding South Georgia Counties the Georgia Department of Community Affairs developed  the Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program to meet housing needs and to provide safe, secure and disaster resistant housing for residents impacted by Hurricane Michael.

If you are in need of repairs and would like to participate in the program you can apply in person this Friday, October 13, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at City Hall in Donalsonville.

You can also apply by using your phone to scan the QR code pictured above, or call a case manager at 229-302-5874 and schedule an appointment to submit an application for assistance.

The program addresses rehabilitation, reconstruction, or replacement, and/or elevation of existing or destroyed housing units.

To be eligible for this program, the home must be the owner’s primary residence, have unrepaired damages from Hurricane Michael, and homes must be in an eligible county. The program is available to single-family homeowners who owned the property at the time of the disaster and were using the home as their primary residence.

This is an income-based program that serves low- and moderate-income households (80% AMI); however, DCA has a waiver and can serve households that meet 81% AMI.  They are working with HUD to increase the income limits and the limits for rehabilitation and reconstruction.  Currently the limit on rehabilitation is a maximum of $75,000 and reconstruction and manufactured housing is up to $150,000.  If the manufactured home was damaged and is five years or older, they will replace it (reconstruction).  

 Households that meet the low-to-moderate income threshold or have household members who are elderly, children under 18, or disabled will receive prioritized application processing, but all homeowners are encouraged to apply immediately. Households that do not meet the above criteria will be considered for eligibility in order of application submission.

Applicants will be required to provide various documentation related to residence and those who occupy. This may include but is not limited to the following: proof and verification of home ownership information, proof and verification of household composition, proof and verification of identification, and proof and verification of income.

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