Thursday, December 14, 2017
Tampa Bay Weather

Tampa opening assistance centers to help residents apply for FEMA aid, home repair funds

TAMPA — City Hall is opening four community assistance centers to help Tampa residents apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid and for limited local funding to help repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

The city's Disaster Recovery Program will take applications until its $1.5 million in funding is exhausted. The city created the program by putting together federal Community Development Block Grant and State Housing Initiatives Partnership funds.

The program will provide funds to help pay for up to $10,000 of repairs to:

• Habitable homes with damaged windows, roofs, sewer lines or other threats to life and safety.

• Residual damage such as leaking roofs.

• Dangerous situations such as exposed wires

• Make homes habitable.

The homes must be in the city of Tampa and cannot be mobile homes. They cannot be subject to overdue property taxes or judgments of any amount, although an exemption may be made for hospital expenses.

Homeowners must have a FEMA registration ID number to apply for the city program. They also must have a homestead exemption, be current on the mortgage and property taxes, cannot own more than one property, cannot have tax liens or bankruptcies and must meet certain income requirements.

The offices are open Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekdays next week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. They're at:

• Tampa Municipal Office Building (next to Old City Hall), 306 E Jackson St.

• Hunt Center at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave.

• David M. Barksdale Center, 1801 N Lincoln Ave. (also open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday).

• NFL Yet Center Jackson Heights Center, 3310 E Lake Ave. (also open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday).

Fifth Third Bank also lent the city the use of a bus with networked communications for Friday. It will be at the Port Tampa Center, 4702 W McCoy Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, check tampagov.net/hcd

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