The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved a special allocation with CDBG-DR funds (Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery) with the purpose of helping in the long-term recovery from the disasters caused by the 2019-2020 earthquakes. (DR-4473-PR). These funds have an approximate total of $ 36,424,000, of which $ 29,139,200 are for the recovery of four municipalities in southern Puerto Rico: Ponce, Guayanilla, Yauco and Guánica.
The Puerto Rico Housing Department (PRDOH) will be the state administrator of these funds and, as a federal requirement, responsible to develop an action plan focused on a Housing Seismic Rehabilization and Reconstruction Action Plan (SR2).
SR2 assists homeowners to repair damage or rebuild affected homes in the disaster area. Houses that have a legal, engineering or environmental situation may not be rebuilt; however, they can be referred to the Single Family Mitigation Program under the CDBG-MIT of Puerto Rico.
Who can apply for these CDBG-DR funds?
- $60,000 for rehabilitation
- $185,000 for reconstruction (Includes Demolition)
- $265,500 reconstruction + elevation (Includes Demolition)
This Program includes four (4) set-asides, based on the proportion presented by HUD as Serious Unmet Housing Need Estimate MID Area. To assure distribution of all funds, PRDOH reserves the right to reallocate funds between set-asides.
|MID MUNICIPALITY SET ASIDE||PROGRAM BUDGET SET-ASIDE||% OF PROGRAM BUDGET|
|Ponce Set Aside||$3,807,829||11.06%|
|Guayanilla Set Aside||$4,173,824||12.13%|
|Yauco Set Aside||$10,748,174||31.23%|
|Guánica Set Aside||$15,690,851||45.59%|
|TOTAL PROGRAM BUDGET||$34,420,680||100.00%|
SUMMARY OF ACTION PLAN PROCESS
The Puerto Rico Housing Department and the CDBG-DR Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, or disability, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. PRDOH continually strives to make this web platform friendly to screen readers and other accessibility-related software and provide to accessible documents. To request assistance with this site or a copy of a specific document, please call 1-833-234-2324.
Last update: 07-07-2021
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