Below is a listing of resources to help Immokalee families recover from Hurricane Irma. The site is updated frequently, so please email changes/updates to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact CRA Director, Debrah Forester at email@example.com or at 239-285-8270 to coordinate resources or discuss other recovery issues.
Community Coordinating Meetings
- Community Meeting November 28th at 5 pm at Guadalupe Center
Housing and Debris Assistance
Emergency housing for people who lost their homes or had significant damage to their homes – contact Elizabeth Hernandez at the RCMA State Office at 402 West Main Street.
Homeowners are encouraged to report damage to their homes to the County using the following link http://www.colliergov.net/your-government/divisions-a-e/emergency-management. The County will use this information to request assistance from the state and federal governments.
To apply for FEMA assistance, contact FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit www.disasterassistance.gov FEMA can assist with funding for some home repairs and reimbursement for certain food or evacuation expenses.
LIHEAP funds of up to $1,000/household are available to assist with hurricane related expenses including costs to restore power, secure temporary housing, or restore cooling or heating to a home. In Collier, contact 844-356-8138 for more information.
Business Assistance/Unemployment Assistance
- The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program provides short-term, interest-free loans to help businesses affected by Hurricane Irma with cash flow until they are reimbursed by their insurance company or receive other financial aid. Go to http://www.floridadisasterloan.org for more information. To apply for a Small Business Administration loan, go to https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. To read the press release, click here.
- DEO is currently surveying businesses in affected counties to determine damage. Businesses can report their damage using the survey located at http://flvbeoc.org/index.php?action=bda They can also report their damage to Collier County using the following link http://www.colliergov.net/your-government/divisions-a-e/emergency-management
- Non-profit organizations can receive temporary disaster recovery workers through Florida’s Disaster Relief Employment Program at no cost to their organization. For more information, contact Suseth, Selina, or Yvarre at the Immokalee CareerSource.