Century Tornado Assistance Waiting List Opens Monday

March 31, 2016

Escambia County and the town of Century are establishing a waiting list beginning Monday, April 4 for town of Century residents requesting housing repair or reconstruction assistance as a result of the February 15 tornado. Only residents in the incorporated town of Century whose housing units were damaged by the tornado are eligible to apply. Owner occupants of manufactured homes are also eligible to apply if they own the property on which the home is located.

Starting April 4, Century residents may call (850) 595-0872 to be placed on the waiting list. Residents must provide the following information when calling:

  • Name
  • Street address of impacted residence
  • Contact phone number

Calls received before April 4 will not be accepted. Services will be made available to income-eligible owner occupants on a first qualified, first served basis as funding permits. Staff will follow up with applicants within five business days to determine program eligibility and to make appointments to begin the application process.

The following chart shows the maximum gross family household income requirements in Escambia County (effective March 28, 2016) for the housing repair and reconstruction activities through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program, or SHIP. Household income includes income received from all persons residing in the household and from all sources providing income to the household.

Applications are still being accepted for owner occupants needing housing repair or reconstruction assistance from the February 15 and 23 tornadoes. Owner occupants in unincorporated Escambia County can call the Neighborhood Enterprise Division at (850) 595-0022, and those inside the city of Pensacola limits can call the City of Pensacola Housing Office at (850) 858-0306 to apply.


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