LINKS: Grants Still Available To Cover Hurricane Irma Repairs

It's been more than a year-and-a-half since Hurricane Irma barreled through South Florida, but state officials haven't forgotten residents are still hurting.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Ken Lawson says he was just in the area a few weeks ago and noticed, "There's tarps on some roofs still, and those folks who are still suffering from the impact of Irma, although their neighbors may be whole, they are not."

So with a March 29th registration deadline quickly approaching, additional Rebuild Florida outreach teams are in Miami-Dade County this week helping qualifying residents sign up for free money.

Rebuild Florida grants will cover house repairs, including roof and window replacement, and even home replacement when necessary.

Lawson says the amount of money a resident qualifies for depends on the value of the home.

So far, nearly 1,800 people in Miami-Dade have signed up.

Along with its permanent offices in Virginia Gardens and in Fort Lauderdale, outreach teams are at Northwest Miami-Dade's Charles Hadley Park (1350 NW 50th Street) today and tomorrow and Wednesday through Friday at Homestead's Centro Campesino (35801 Southwest 186th Ave).

Homeowners can register online by clicking here or calling 844-833-1010.

For more information on the Rebuild Florida program, click here.

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