Our Disaster Recovery team is led by Col. Pat Santos and Col. Mark Riley. Both men have led logistics efforts at the highest level through the offices of Homeland Security, State Office of Emergency Preparedness, and military missions. CF Breeze has also performed as a disaster response/recovery contractor in the mainland of the United States, as well as US territories in the Caribbean. Our team has completed over 5,000 homes in the STEP programs and also Rehabs and Reconstructions.
The Restore Louisiana Project includes the demolition, restoration, and renovation of 36,000 multifamily homes located through 51 declared parishes. The homes were damaged by the May 2016 storm and the 1,000 year storm of August 2016 and are part of the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program for permanent repair. Construction consists of installing plumbing and electrical systems, vinyl sheeting over plywood, and roofing. The project also features water heaters, metal exterior railing and stairs, hollow core interior doors, and new insulation.
Shelter and Temporary Essential Power
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017 it destroyed over 300,000 homes and damaged many more. CF Breeze is proud to be a part of helping residents return to their homes by delivering temporary repair assistance.The Tu Hogar Renace program (Your Home Reborn) allows an eligible homeowner’s primary residence to be repaired to a safe, habitable, and functional condition. This includes repairs of roof leaks, replacement of damaged windows and doors, repairs to damaged walls, and water heaters.
Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering
Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast from Corpus Christi and Rockport to Houston, Port Arthur, and Beaumont in August 2017 dropping 24.5 trillion gallons of water and damaging or destroying hundreds of thousands of homes, schools, businesses, and infrastructure. The PREPS (Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering) supplements emergency sheltering when communities are faced with needs that significantly exceeds existing capacity. It provides temporary repairs, such as water and power restoration, and allows homeowners to remain in their homes and communities as they complete permanent repairs to their homes.
Emergency Home Repair U.S. Virgin IslandsAdministered by the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority (VIHFA), funded by FEMA Public Assistance Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program, the Emergency Home Repairs Virgin Islands Program provides free repairs to eligible owner-occupied homes that were damaged during Hurricanes Irma or Maria in September 2017.The program allows individuals and families to safely shelter in their own home instead of staying in shelters, hotels, or rental properties while they wait for permanent repairs. The program is divided into two components: Roof Hardening and STEP. CF Breeze is currently mobilized and operating on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix.
In the wake of Hurricane Florence, Governor Roy Cooper established the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) to lead the state’s efforts in rebuilding smarter and stronger. At that time, many eastern North Carolina counties had been hit hard by two devastating storms in just two years. NCORR manages nearly a billion dollars in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding in two grant types, Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds and Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT), aimed at making North Carolina communities safer and more resilient from future storms. Additional funding is provided through the State Disaster Recovery Acts of 2017 and 2018, and the Storm Recovery Act of 2019.
The R3 Program provides assistance for the repair or reconstruction of single-family homes damaged by hurricanes Irma and/or Maria. Eligible homeowners with substantial damage who are located in hazard zones (situated in a flood plain, floodway, or areas vulnerable to landslide) are offered relocation assistance to a safe dwelling. The Government of Puerto Rico, through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, introduced the Program. R3 is financed with funds assigned by the of the United States (HUD). This program will provide assistance to all 78 municipalities of Puerto Rico.
Rebuild Florida is a program of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) created to help Florida’s long-term recovery efforts from recent hurricanes. The state of Florida is committed to helping homeowners, small businesses and communities affected by these storms.