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Wakulla County announces available funds for Hurricane Housing Recovery Program

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 10:29:35-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners have announced the availability of funds for the Hurricane Housing Recovery Program.

Officials say during their 2019 session, the Florida Legislature appropriated $65 million to local governments affected by Hurricane Michael and Wakulla County was allotted $780,000.

The HHRP is designed to assist low to moderate income families with housing needs. The maximum income limits vary based on household size and type of assistance requested.

“We are excited to announce this program, not only will this help improve those homes effected by Hurricane Michael, it will also increase the public’s safety and welfare, as well as improve the home’s value,” said David Edwards, County Administrator.

Those interested can apply for the funds right now.

Applications are available on the County website, or can be picked up at the BOCC Administration Office (3093 Crawfordville Hwy.), or by calling Government Services Group at (352) 381-1975.

There is no deadline to submit an application and applicants will be considered on a first come, first qualified basis until all funds are expended.