Funds available to fortify homes against wind

Volusia County’s Wind Hazard Mitigation Program can help qualifying residents prepare their homes for hurricane season. 

Residents who meet income-eligibility requirements and need upgrades to improve their home’s wind resistance may qualify for assistance.

The SHIP-funded program can assist with hurricane coverings for window and doors, gable-end tie-downs and wind-rated garage doors. Funds cannot be used for window replacement. The maximum award per household is $15,000.

ZERO-INTEREST LOAN

Funding can be used only for owner-occupied homes in Volusia County except in the city limits of Daytona Beach and Deltona.

The funds are provided as a five-year, zero-interest, deferred loan secured by a mortgage. If the homeowner lives in the home for five years and complies with program restrictions, the loan will be forgiven.

Applicants work with the county’s Community Assistance staff to apply and determine eligibility.

For more information, visit www.volusia.org/affordable-housing or call Affordable Housing Coordinator Lori Brown at 386-736-5955, ext. 12969.

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