On March 30, Ian Ohlin, State Individual Assistance Officer for the Florida Division of Emergency Management, visited the Tidal Basin office in Ft. Myers. In attendance with Ohlin was James Joseph, Tidal Basin Corporate Chief of Staff, Bruce Conant, Senior Director of Construction Management, and Christopher Mewes, Senior Project Manager for the Sheltering in Home for Recovery Continuation (SHRC). Ohlin met with the eligibility specialists, schedulers, sheltering, and housing inspectors and discussed the importance of Tidal Basin’s work in helping Floridians recover from Hurricane Ian.

“We were honored to have Ian visit and share his thoughts on the progress of the Unite Florida project,” said Richard Lee, Tidal Basin’s project manager for SHRC inspection. “In just a few months, the SHRC team has placed more than 15,000 calls to survivors, processed over 4,000 applicants, and performed over 1,000 inspections.”

Additionally, the Non-Congregate Sheltering (NCS) program team members have leased and installed more than 600 survivors into standard travel trailers for sheltering and completed 1,061 inspections. The NCS program expects to lease an additional 1,080 trailers to survivors for shelter.