Tornado Damage Assistance Application Deadline Approaching

November 15, 2016

Time is running out to apply for funding from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership, or SHIP, program to assist homeowners needing repair or replacement housing assistance as a result of the February tornadoes in Escambia County. Applications must be approved prior to December 31, 2016, so applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate agency as soon as possible.

Potential applicants residing in unincorporated Escambia County, including the town of Century, should contact the Escambia County Neighborhood Enterprise Division at 850-595-3011, and those residing in the city of Pensacola limits should contact the City of Pensacola Housing Division at 850-858-0306.

Income limits apply, and the property must have been owner occupied at the time of the storm and current on property taxes to receive assistance.

Pictured: Tornado damage in Century. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.

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