Program for residential units in Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities that still have damage caused by hurricanes Irma and/or Maria.
The Government of Puerto Rico, through the Department of Housing, is proud to introduce the R3 Program financed with funds assigned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the United States (HUD), which will provide 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) will be offered relocation assistance to a safe dwelling.
Every relocation will be voluntary.
THIS PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO ALL 78 MUNICIPALITIES OF PUERTO RICO.
The R3 Program Guidelines established the following priority groups:
- Applicants with significant property damage (including blue roof)
- Elderly applicants (65 years or older)
- Disabled applicants
- All, of low-to moderate-income.
These groups are categorized and will be served in the following order:
- Priority Group 01: Applications that comply with the elderly applicant, disabled applicant, and significant property damage. All three (3) conditions must be met for an Application to be considered under this Priority Group.
- Priority Group 02: Applications that comply with the elderly applicant and significant property damage or disabled applicant and significant property damage, as defined in the Intake Priority Period section of the R3 Program Guidelines. If either of the two (2) conditions is met, the Application will be considered under this Priority Group.
- Priority Group 03: Applications that only comply with the definition of significant property damage, as stated in the Intake Priority Period section of the R3 Program Guidelines. If this condition is met, the Application will be considered under this Priority Group.
- Priority Group 04: Applications that comply with the elderly applicant and/or disabled applicant definitions, as established in the Intake Priority Period section of the R3 Program Guidelines. If either, the elderly applicant or disabled applicant condition is met, the Application will be considered under this Priority Group.
- Priority Group 05 (Non-Priority Group): Applications that do not meet any of the Priority Group definitions outlined herein.
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Only one document is required per category, except if stated otherwise.
- Government-issued photo ID (federal or stateside)
- Driver’s license
- Military Identification
- Certificate of Naturalization or Permanent Residence Card
PROOF OF PRIMARY RESIDENCE
- 2017 Federal Tax Return
- 2017 Income Tax Return
- Letter of assistance approval from FEMA
- SBA letter in relation to disaster relief loans
- Basic utilities bills
- Bank account or credit card statement
- Voter’s Registration Card
- Homestead exemption verified through property tax records
PROOF OF OWNERSHIP
- House Deed
- Certification of the PR Property Registry
- Declaration of Heirship
- May include Instance inscription of heirs
ALTERNATE PROOF OF OWNERSHIP
Complete a notarized Ownership Affidavit accompanied by one (1) of the following:
- Property tax statements or receipts issued by Municipal Revenue Collection Center (CRIM, for its Spanish acronym)
- Mortgage payment book or other mortgage documents
- Probated Will or Will accompanied with a Certificate of Validity
- Court Order or Judgment granting an ownership interest in the property
- Divorce Judgment granting an ownership interest in the property
- Private Contract for Sale: If the applicant purchased the property in a private owner sale the contract must be confirmed as satisfied with additional supporting documentation
- Proof that the applicant occupies the land with “right of use or enjoyment” and/or “right of construction” in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
- Other documents will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
PROOF OF INCOME
- 3 most recent payment stubs
- Social Security letter of benefits
- Letter in relation to Retirement Pension/Annuity
- Federal Income Tax Return on Self-Employment (1040PR), 1040 or 1040A, W-2 Form and/or Profit and Loss Declaration
- Rent Income from Lease Agreement(s)
- Unemployment Benefits
- Food Allowance/Alimony from ex-spouse
- Income from Interest payments and/or Dividends
PROOF OF INSURANCE (IF APPLICABLE)
- Insurance Policy Number (Owner’s or Property)
- Flood Insurance Policy Number
- Information of other insurance policies (if applicable)
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO THIS PROGRAM EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN DENIED
BY FEMA OR OTHER SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE.
- Single-family housing units occupied by owner that were affected by hurricanes Irma and/or Maria.
SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING UNITS OCCUPIED BY OWNER THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE
- Pre-fabricated units
- Wood or cement residential structures
- Other types of structure will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
WHO MAY APPLY
- Homeowners (or those deemed to have property rights) who meet HUD’s levels of low-to moderate-income and who owned or occupied such unit as their primary residence at the time of hurricanes Irma and/or Maria.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS TO APPLY
CDBG-DR mobile app
and follow the instructions provided.
Call 1-833-234-CDBG or
1-833-234-2324 for an
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