An estimated 4,000 low-income Florida homeowners will soon receive free home inspections and assistance to make improvements to strengthen their homes against hurricanes, said Tom Gallagher, the state's chief financial officer.

Mr. Gallagher said the aid will be channeled through the Volunteer Florida Foundation, which administers the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund.

Twelve nonprofit organizations throughout the state are teaming up with the state-funded My Safe Florida Home program to fortify up to 4,000 low-income homes in Broward, Escambia, Glades, Hendry, Miami-Dade, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk and St. Lucie counties, according to Mr. Gallagher.

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