A new website connects Floridians with help if their homes were harmed or destroyed by Hurricane Ian, or they need temporary or permanent repairs.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced a new website, the Unite Florida Recovery Portal, to connect Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian to important recovery resources, including housing support.

Florida’s state-led sheltering and housing program is available at IanRecovery.fl.gov. It can help with temporary sheltering options – such as travel trailers and recreational vehicles – and temporary or permanent repairs if a household’s needs haven’t been met through insurance or FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.

Residents harmed by Hurricane Ian can also use the portal to report unmet needs, such as ones related to transportation, household items and social services.

“Southwest Floridians have a long road to recovery ahead of them,” says DeSantis. “This recovery portal will assist eligible Floridians with navigating the available support options, including resources available through Florida’s first-of-its-kind state-led sheltering and housing relief program.”

“This innovative recovery portal will allow impacted residents to report their unmet needs, including housing, to aid in restoring the Southwest Florida community and get families back on their feet,” says FDEM Director Kevin Guthrie.

Some aid applicants seeking sheltering and housing assistance may need to register for FEMA Individual Assistance first. Hurricane Ian survivors can apply for FEMA assistance and continuously update their applications by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov, calling (800) 621-3362, using the FEMA app or visiting one of more than 20 open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs).

IanRecovery.fl.gov resources will also be available in Spanish and Haitian-Creole. Information entered on the website is completely confidential.

For those who need additional assistance completing an application, call (800) 892-0948.

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