As of Wednesday morning, 38 homeowners have registered for FEMA’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program known as STEP. This new grant program only has been implemented twice before – after Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast and following flooding in and around Baton Rouge, La.
STEP is a rapid repair program which enables eligible individuals or families whose homes were damaged due to Hurricane Irma to take shelter in their own homes while they rebuild. This includes a functional kitchen, bathroom, sleeping area and air-conditioning for this livable area of the home. The program is at no cost to the homeowner.
The last of three public meetings about the STEP program will be held tonight (Nov. 8), from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sugarloaf School, 225 Crane Blvd, Sugarloaf Key.
To apply for the STEP program, call the STEP hotline at 1-800-960-5860. It is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. After applying by phone, required documentation can be scanned and emailed to Step@monroecounty-fl.gov.
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Monroe County is hosting three informational public meetings regarding FEMA’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program known as STEP.
STEP is a rapid-repair program that enables eligible individuals or families whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Irma to live in their own home while they rebuild. The program ensures a domicile has a functional kitchen, bathroom, sleeping area and air-conditioning for the livable area of the home.
The meetings will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Monday, Nov. 6: Monroe County’s Marathon Government Center, BOCC Chambers, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon
Tuesday, Nov. 7: Keys Community Church, 30300 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key
Wednesday, Nov. 8: Sugarloaf School, 225 Crane Blvd, Sugarloaf Key
STEP is not a permanent repair program, rather it is meant to provide the most basic, life -sustaining needs for emergency sheltering. Repairs are capped at $20,000.
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