Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: H.R. 2241 Provides Incentives for Resilient Construction

Jun 5, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Andy Harris (R-MD) introduced H.R. 2241, The Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act of 2013. The bill provides a tax credit to homeowners and building owners who use resilient construction techniques when building and renovating home and commercial structures in federally declared disaster areas. This set of building codes helps to ensure that structures use resilient construction, or techniques that are created to be more robust against natural disasters.

“The Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act of 2013 incentivize homeowners and building owners to utilize resilient construction methods. These methods make a significant difference in the structural integrity of a building, protecting the families and communities who inhabit them. Natural disasters can strike at moment’s notice, but the implementation of these construction techniques will allow us to be prepared. Over the long run, this legislation saves hard-earned taxpayer dollars and minimizes the risk of property damage, but more importantly, reduces the loss of life,” said Diaz-Balart.

You can read the bill here.