Today, the Charlotte County, Florida Commission voted to suspend a section of the county code restricting living in recreational vehicles or trailers on developed residential lots.
The code suspension will allow residents who have been displaced by Hurricane Ian to reside in a trailer or recreational vehicle for up to two years. The code suspension will take effect Nov. 4, 2022 and expire Nov. 3, 2024.
The County will issue guidance to assist residents in complying with regulations on discharge of waste, temporary connection to utilities and other regulations as needed.
For information, call 941-743-1964 or email
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership Disaster Assistance program provides assistance to low-income households following a disaster. In response to Hurricane Ian, the Charlotte County Disaster Assistance Program opened at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 and will remain open while funds are available.
SHIP disaster funds can be used to meet needs not covered by insurance and/or FEMA such as:
• insurance deductibles for rehabilitation of homes covered under homeowners’ insurance
• temporary or permanent relocation assistance
• debris removal and/or interim repairs to prevent further damage when no charitable organizations are available to perform the work for free
• other disaster-related unmet needs
Other sources of disaster funds and access to long term housing recovery programs may also be available.
Proof of U.S. citizenship (or legal alien status) and full-time and permanent Charlotte County residency is required. Subject property must be a primary residence. Income eligibility restrictions apply.
For forms, contacts and more information, visit #hurricaneian #charlottecountyfl