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Housing Counseling

FloridaCommerce, Wealth Watchers Inc. and their partner organizations are committed to helping our neighbors preserve homeownership. We offer a verity of services to help you navigate your homeownership journey.

Virtual Webinar
Available 24/7

If you're on the go, we have a pre-recorded version of the presentation that is available all day, every day. The presentation is available in both English y Español for your convenience! The program is conducted by a HUD-certified counselor, and topics covered include: post-purchase, foreclosure prevention, credit and financing, financial management, home maintenance, and disaster recovery.

Rebuild Florida Hurricane Ian Housing Repair and Replacement Program

The Rebuild Florida Hurricane Ian Housing Repair and Replacement Program (HRRP) is designed to provide funding to the most vulnerable homeowners and property owners impacted by Hurricane Ian through the repair, replacement or reconstruction, of their Ian-damaged homes, including mobile homes. The funding is awarded by FloridaCommerce through the Rebuild Florida program. FloridaCommerce invites all eligible Floridians to complete the Rebuild Florida Hurricane Ian Housing Repair and Replacement Program Assessment. Completing this brief assessment is the first step in applying for program assistance when the program formally launches in 2024. Responses will help FloridaCommerce evaluate eligibility for federal grant funding through the program.

Eligible Counties

In the aftermath of the Hurricane Ian, HUD, along with the state of Florida, identified twenty Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) counties. These counties will be serviced by the state of Florida through FloridaCommerce and Rebuild Florida. View our presentations about this specific opportunity by clicking the bottons below for English or Spanish.

  • Brevard County (HUD)

  • Charlotte County (HUD)

  • Collier County (HUD)

  • DeSoto County (HUD)

  • Hardee County (HUD)

  • Highlands County (HUD)

  • Hillsborough County (HUD)

  • Manatee County (HUD)

  • Monroe County (HUD)

  • Osceola County (HUD)

  • Pinellas County (HUD)

  • Polk County (HUD)

  • Putnam County (HUD)

  • Seminole County (HUD)

  • Flagler County (State)

  • Glades County (State)

  • Hendry County (State)

  • Lake County (State)

  • Okeechobee County (State)

  • St. Johns County (State)


HUD identified four Florida counties (Lee, Orange, Sarasota and Volusia) who will receive direct funding allocations separate from the amount allocated to the state of Florida. These four counties will be responsible for designing their own programs to address their communities' unmet needs, as well as administering any funds to run those programs. FloridaCommerce is committed to working with all counties to swiftly administer long-term disaster recovery funds. For Floridians in direct-allocation counties who are interested in Hurricane Ian assistance, please contact your county directly; their websites are below:

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Additional Resources

1

Weatherization Assistance Program

The mission of the program is to reduce the monthly energy burden on low-income households by improving the energy efficiency of the home.

2

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

HUD administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford.

3

Florida Pace Funding Agency

Within just a few simple steps, find out if you qualify for funding from Florida PACE. Hundreds of projects qualify — apply now to get started.

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