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. CFBC 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.
ReLa Program – Restore Louisiana (Louisiana)
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.
STEP Program (Puerto Rico)
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.
PREPS & DAHLR Program (Texas)
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.
E.H.R.V.I. (U.S. Virgin Islands)
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.