Disaster relief resources and information

In the wake of the devastation the State of Florida has experienced due to recent natural disasters, Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) is working with state and federal officials to provide information on disaster relief resources and information. This webpage provides available resources to assist you or those you know with recovery efforts. Florida Housing will continue to provide updates as more resources and information becomes available.

Hurricane Michael Recovery Loan Program (Homeownership)

  • A total of up to $5 million in DPA will be available and may be used in conjunction with a variety of Florida Housing’s Homebuyer Loan Program first mortgage products, including Veterans Affairs (VA) loans.

For more information and to see if you qualify, contact an approved Participating Lender. You can find a lender on our Homebuyer Loan Program Wizard on our Homebuyer Programs Wizard.

This Program is NOT available as "stand alone" DPA. It is only available when used in conjunction with one of Florida Housing’s Homebuyer Loan Programs First Mortgage products. You DO NOT have to be a first-time homebuyer to utilize these funds.

Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (Homeowners/Renters)

The Florida Legislature appropriated $65 million for the Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP) for the SHIP-eligible local governments affected by Hurricane Michael.

Foreclosure Counseling Program (Homeowners)
Rental Recovery Loan Program (Developers)

The Florida Legislature appropriated $55 million for the Rental Recovery Loan Program (RRLP).

  • The Request for Applications Process will fund developments located in Hurricane Michael impacted areas of the following: Bay and Jackson County (Tier 1), Calhoun, Gadsden and Gulf Counties (Tier 2) and Washington, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla and Holmes Counties (Tier 3).
  • Click here for additional program information

Community Block Grant Disaster Recovery

Florida Housing is partnering with the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) providing $140 million for the construction of new affordable workforce housing to help address housing shortages worsened by Hurricane Irma. Florida Housing will launch a competitive application cycle, allowing housing developers and public housing authorities with experience in the development and management of rental properties to apply for funding. Local governments may partner with these entities to apply for funds.



  • Special Needs Registry website


    • Contact information for local SHIP offices can be accessed here.