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Posted on: December 4, 2018


Photo of the Rebuild Florida Bus

Rebuild Florida, a federally funded program implemented by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), has extended its deadline to register to March 29, 2019.

In the first phase, $50 million is earmarked for Monroe County homeowners to rebuild, repair and elevate their homes due to damage or destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. This funding is a grant, not a loan.

More than 950 households have registered for the assistance in Monroe County. And, more than a third of those households already have met the priority applicant threshold and have been issued applications to move forward in the process, according to DEO.

In Monroe County, 1,179 homes were destroyed throughout the Florida Keys, with another 2,977 suffering major damage from Hurricane Irma, according to the Approximate Damage Assessment report.

To be eligible for the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program, homes must have suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. The program is for households in the low- and moderate-income levels. For example, the income limit for a household of four people is $105,840. More Monroe County income ranges can be found at program is for homeowners who meet low and moderate income levels or for homeowners who rent to people who meet affordable/workforce income levels. The most vulnerable populations will be prioritized.  This chart shows the maximum income allowed to be eligible, based on the number of people in the household.

Area Median Income Limits 2018 for Monroe County


Number of Persons Per Household Income Range


1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

120% Moderate Income










People can register for Rebuild Florida in four ways:

  • Call  844-833-1010
  • At
  • Go to Rebuild Florida center, 2796 Overseas Highway in Marathon (the State Building across the parking lot from the County Building). Open Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • At Rebuild Florida mobile bus.

For more information on Rebuild Florida in Monroe County, click here: Rebuild Florida .

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