Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Funding for
Ian-Impacted Homeowners Insurance Deductibles
Article Courtesy of WFTV Channel 9
By Jackie Cardentey
October 25, 2022
ORLANDO — Governor Ron Desantis
has announced $5 million dollars in new funding will go towards Florida
residents impacted by Hurricane Ian.
The funding is aimed to help Floridians
pay their home insurance deductibles the governor said.
“We know a lot of homeowners had coverage for the storm,
however insurance deductibles are expensive and often a gap
not covered by other support,” said DeSantis. “These funds
will immediately help families and seniors with limited
means get closer to recovery.”
Florida Housing annually receives funding for the State
Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) program.
This year, the disaster funds have been put to assist
Floridians who are low to moderate income that live in one
of the six counties hardest hit by Hurricane Ian and cannot
afford to pay their insurance deductibles.
Funding assistance is available to individuals,
families and seniors living in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee
and Sarasota counties who apply and qualify through Florida Housing’s
local housing partners.
Homeowners are encouraged to contact their local SHIP office directly
for more information: Local Government Information.