Another step towards relief from Hurricane Ian began Monday as SHIP applications opened in Cape Coral for those with damaged or destroyed homes.
Governor Ron DeSantis has made the announcement that the six hardest hit counties will get their piece of $5,000,000 to help Ian victims fix their homes.
Cape Coral opened applications to its home insurance deductible program on Monday at 8 a.m.
The program is for those low-income families that suffered damage during Ian.
Funds will be given out on a needs basis rather than a first-come-first-served basis.
Depending on the number of family members, families eligible cannot exceed an income starting at $45,050 for a family of one and going all the way to $84,900 for a family of eight.
If you live in Cape Coral, you can’t submit a Lee County application for this program, and the home you are applying for must be your primary residence.
If you’re awarded assistance, payments will be made to the contractor hired to fix the damage.
Bank statements and income information is required for all household members that are 18 years old and older.
An application and all other required documents should be submitted to the zoning counter at Cape Coral city hall and not by email.
The zoning counter is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. but is closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
The application period will last until Friday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m.
Click here to find out more information about the program.