Hurricane Michael Long-Term Recovery Survey
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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is committed to helping Florida's communities recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Michael. DEO is the governor-designated state authority responsible for administering all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) long-term recovery funds (CDBG-DR funding) awarded to the state. 

While HUD 
has not yet published required federal guidance to release the $448 million in announced funding to support long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael, the DEO Office of Disaster Recovery is developing a federally required unmet need assessment so that long-term recovery actives can begin as soon as possible. 

The unmet need assessment summarizes Hurricane Michael impacts and the remaining recovery need for housing, infrastructure and economic development by compiling, analyzing and interpreting more than 20 state and federal government data sources. A critical component of developing this unmet need assessment involves input from the impacted communities and this survey is one method DEO is using to generate feedback on unmet recovery needs and long-term recovery priorities. 

There are 12 questions that should take roughly 10 minutes to complete. 
 
Required 1.
Which of the following best describes you?
Elected or appointed official
Staff of elected or appointed official
Floodplain manager/administrator
Emergency management coordinator (EMC)
Public-sector employee (not an EMC or floodplain manager)
Economic development representative
Long-Term Recovery Group representative
Non-profit offical
Public Housing official
Interested member of the public
Other  
Required 2.
What type of entity do you represent? [Select all that apply]
City
County
Council of Governments
Federal
Myself
Non-profit organization
Private business
State
Tribe
Water Management District
Other  
3.
Which local government (county/city) are you associated with? (only answer if you work for or are associated with a county/city, otherwise skip)
 

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Required 4.
What is your biggest barrier to long-term recovery? [Select all that apply]
Capacity/staffing
Funding
Legal impediments (e.g., property rights, regulatory barriers)
Other  
Required 5.
Please indicate which staff members your jurisdiction currently employs or contracts with [Select all that apply]:
Planning and zoning officials
Public works officials
Engineers
Emergency managers
Floodplain managers
Grant managers
Land surveyors
Environmental scientists
Personnel skilled in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Building code officials
None of the above
Required 6.
If long-term recovery funding becomes available, please rate the following potential housing recovery activities according to your community's current priorities:
 Least Important Somewhat Important Most Important   
Housing Rehabilitation and Replacement Program: Housing repair or replacement of housing programs to assist low- and moderate income individuals whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Michael.   
Gap Financing for Affordable Rental Housing: A program that provides incentives for the construction of new affordable multifamily housing by providing financing tools that can be combined with other programs such as bonds or low-income housing tax credits   
Land Acquisition for Affordable Housing: A program that reimburses the purchase of land to support the development of affordable housing in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael, once development is ready to proceed.   
Housing Hazard Mitigation Match Program: A program that provides the required local match for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program projects that address housing mitigation for low- and moderate-income individuals in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael.   
Homeowner Buyout Programs: This program would apply when a buyout does not qualify for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and is located in a low- or moderate-income neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Michael.   
Homeowership Assistance: Homeowership Assistance: Homeownership programs that assist low- and moderate-income individuals whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Michael with down payment assistance on new homes.   
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If additional, limited funding becomes available, please rate the following potential economic recovery activities according to your community's current priorities:
 Least Important Somewhat Important Most Important   
Business Technical Assistance: Assistance to businesses struggling due to the impacts of Hurricane Michael in the areas of accounting, management, human resources, etc.   
Business Recovery Loans: Low-interest loans to support repair, expansion or hardening efforts of businesses that were impacted by Hurricane Michael and employ low- and moderate-income individuals.   
Business Recovery Grants: Grants to businesses located in areas that were severely impacted by Hurricane Michael and need assistance.   
Recovery Workforce Training: Workforce training programs to support the growth of jobs that will be needed to support long-term recovery, such as construction trades (roofing, plumbing, HVAC installation/repair, ect.).   
Commercial District Revitalization: Support for repair of commercial buildings damaged by Hurricane Michael.   
Tourism and Marketing Assistance: Provide impacted areas assistance in the marketing of the area for increased tourism.   
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If additional, limited funding becomes available, please rate the following potential infrastructure recovery activities according to your community's current priorities:
 Least Important Somewhat Important Most Important   
Infrastructure Hazard Mitigation Match Program: A program that provides the required local match for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) projects that address infrastructure of low and moderate-income areas impacted by Hurricane Michael.   
Infrastructure Public Assistance 406 Mitigation Match Reimbursement Program: A program that provides the required state and local match for FEMA public projects that address infrastructure needs of low- and moderate-income areas impacted.   
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Traditional Infrastructure Program: A program that provides funding to support infrastructure needs of low- and moderate-income areas impacted by Hurricane Michael.   
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9.
Which of the following describes your funding sources for long-term recovery activities? [Select all that apply]
Federal Funding
State General Revenue Funds
Bond Program
Grant Funding
Impact/Permitting Fees
Special Tax Districts
Traditional financing
I don't know
Other  
10.
Are there any long-term recovery issues specific to your community or region that you would like to emphasize?
 

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11.
If you are interested in learning more about DEO's long-term recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael, what is your preferred method of engagement?
Conference Call
In-person workshops
Newsletter/ Email
Webinar
Website
Other  
12.
If you would like to be included in future communications related to DEO's long-term recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael, please include your contact information below.

By entering my personal information, I consent to receive email communications from the survey author's organization based on the information collected.

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Email Address:
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