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CFO Jimmy Patronis Highlights Success of My Safe Florida Home Program in Palm Beach County


For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Highlights Success of My Safe Florida Home Program in Palm Beach County
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Lake Worth, Fla. – Today, at a press conference in Lake Worth, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis highlighted the success of the My Safe Florida Home program and efforts to refund the initiative during the 2024 Legislative Session. The My Safe Florida home program provides free home inspections and mitigation grants so Floridians can harden their homes against storms. This legislative session, the CFO is advocating for an additional $200 million towards the My Safe Florida Home program to allow Floridians to protect their homes against storms and reduce insurance premiums. The CFO is also advocating for an extension of the Home Hardening Sales Tax Exemption, allowing homeowners to save on storm mitigation improvements like doors and windows.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “The My Safe Florida Home Program has been a huge success in helping Florida insurance consumers reduce their premiums and protect their homes from future storms. As I’ve said before, Mother Nature loves paradise and it’s not if, but when Florida experiences another major storm. I’m proud to work with the Florida Legislature this session to fight for an additional $200 million in funding so that Floridians can continue to strengthen their homes by installing impact-resistant items like windows, doors, and garage doors. These home hardening improvements are vital to cutting insurance costs and will help you protect your biggest investment – your home. Thank you to Heather Mattadeen for sharing her My Safe Florida Home success story today and for the teams at Royal Palm Aluminum, PGT Innovations, and the Florida Realtors for their support of Florida homeowners and the My Safe Florida Home program.”

Heather Mattadeen, Homeowner said, “A huge thank you to CFO Patronis and the My Safe Florida Home Program team for all you have done to ensure families have what they need to harden their homes while saving money on their insurance premium. I completed the My Safe Florida Home Program in October 2023 and I could not be happier with my results. While I received two new doors, I was also able to save $428 on my insurance premium. I cannot recommend this program enough.”

Jeff Jackson President and CEO of PGT Innovations said, "Thank you to CFO Patronis for bringing light to two amazing Florida programs – the home hardening sales tax exemption and the My Safe Florida Home program. Both of these programs have been a huge success. PGT Innovations is a proud Florida-based company committed to helping all Floridians fortify their home, so more families are prepared for the next storm that strikes our state. The home hardening window and door products available through our family of brands can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions on Earth, and initiatives like the tax exemption and My Safe Florida program make those products even more accessible than ever.”

Florida Realtors® President Gia Arvin said, “The My Safe Florida Home program is a fantastic way to protect your home from storms while saving money on insurance. Adding storm mitigation improvements to your home, like impact-resistant doors and windows, also improves the value of your property. Thank you to CFO Patronis for working diligently to fortify Florida homes and reduce insurance costs for Floridians.”

Sean McGuirk, President, Royal Palm Aluminum said, “Thank you to CFO Patronis for joining us at Royal Palm Aluminum today to highlight these two incredible initiatives – the My Safe Florida Home Program and the Home Hardening Tax Exemption. As the president of a small business, I have seen firsthand how important these programs are. Since the home hardening tax exemption started in July 2022, Royal Palm Aluminum has been able to save customers over $1 million – that’s a huge savings for homeowners in the Lake Worth area. This tax break has been a gamechanger for Floridians and it’s so important we continue providing this type of tax relief and grants to Floridians so they can protect their biggest financial investment – their home.”


About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and X (@FLDFS).

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