Pasco offering no interest loans to stormproof homes

Hurricane Irma served as a lesson for many

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - There is still a lot of clean up left to do from Hurricane Irma.

But officials said it could have been so much worse in Pasco County.

“The shift of the storm really helped us, however as you can see we received a lot of damage to trees and flood damage. But all in all I think we came out of it much better than we originally anticipated,” said interim Community Services Director.

For those who want to be more prepared next time, Pasco County is offering qualified homeowners no interest loans to do work.

That work includes roofing, gable end bracing and adding impact resistant doors and windows.

This program is not just for lower income homeowners, but the homes do have to be appraised below $350,000.

“It basically helps our citizens take care of their properties which in turn takes care of the county,’ said Bramlett.

Irma damaged more than 200 homes in Pasco, destroying four.

So far 50 people have applied for the loans.

The County has $174,000 to spend.

To find out if you are eligible call Pasco’s Community Development Department at 727-834-3445.

For more information, click here.

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