Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions from the Authority. You should be able to find your answers here or just drop a question.
At the DRA, we rebuild one community at a time while working as a team focused on rapid recovery and reconstruction while improving the lives of our people. It is in our structure and mandate to provide long-term focus on a disaster zone and rapid funding for the disaster zone.
The DRA has three (3) offices:
- Sir Cecil Wallace Whitfield Centre, Cable Beach, Nassau.
- Star General Insurance Building, 2B East Mall Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama.
- Government Complex, Don Mckay Boulevard, Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
A Disaster Zone is an area that the Prime Minister, in consultation with the Minister responsible, deems to be whether it may be a natural disaster or a man-made disaster.
No, the DRA does not completely rebuild homes. We WILL assist homeowners who require such services by directing them to contractors and funding.
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Frequently Asked Questions: HARP
Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions about our new HARP initiative. If you can't find your answer here, you can fill out the form above.
HARP stands for Homeowner Assistance and Relief Program. It is a programme to supersede the Small Home Repair Programme (SHRP) to assist persons in need of assistance more effectively.
To apply for assistance, you can apply by contacting our offices by phone and email or follow this link here to apply online.
To be eligible for HARP, you have to: provide proof of home ownership, prove that you were living in the home at the time of the disaster event, have no homeowner’s insurance, and provide proof of Bahamian citizenship or legal residency.
HARP was designed to assist with residents’ roofing, plumbing, doors, windows, and electrical infrastructure.