Community Development Block Grant — Disaster Recovery Programs

First announced by Governor Ron DeSantis in May, Florida Housing has partnered with FloridaCommerce providing funding for the construction of new affordable workforce housing to help address housing shortages worsened by Hurricane Irma. The CDBG-DR funding was awarded through FloridaCommerce’s Rebuild Florida program, a partnership between FloridaCommerce and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) using federal funding for Florida’s long-term disaster recovery efforts. Florida Housing then launched a competitive application cycle in June.

Information for Citizens

HUD announced that FloridaCommerce would receive CDBG-DR funding to support long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma. Working with impacted communities around the state, FloridaCommerce developed an action plan to guide how this funding will address unmet recovery needs through the following assistance programs.

For information on FloridaCommerce’s Hurricane Irma initiatives, including the Hurricane Irma Action Plan, click here.

Florida Housing uses a Request for Applications (RFA) process to allocate its competitive resources, including CDBG-DR, for multi-family housing development. For CDBG-DR, the following RFA’s have been issued and developments have been selected for funding.

Click below for information on CDBG-DR funding awarded:


Resident eligibility for Florida Housing programs is typically governed by area median income (AMI) levels. AMI data is published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for every county and metropolitan area. For CDBG-DR, household income is limited to 80 percent of the AMI.

For information on current CDBG-DR AMI income limits for household size of 80 percent, click here. (NOTE: income limits are updated annually)

Looking for Rental Housing is an affordable rental housing locator for the State of Florida. Interested renters can search the locator for rental housing units that are available throughout the state, or can contact the locator’s toll-free call center for assistance in conducting a search. The toll-free number is 1-877-428-8844.

Questions or Comments?

Send your questions or comments to Florida Housing. Someone will respond via email within 2-3 days, or you can reach us at:
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
227 N. Bronough Street, Suite 5000
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(850) 488-4197
(850) 488-9809 – fax


To report allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, misconduct or other misconduct abuses, you may file a complaint with Florida Housing's Office of Inspector General. Please complete and submit the online complaint form for the OIG to review at Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse or send an email to

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