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Enrollment Period Update:

The next opening for enrollment begins January 3, 2024 @ 12:01AM.

You may contact me for more information.

IBHS/SAH Certified
Hurricane Evaluator

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What is SAH and IBHS?


Strength Alabama Homes (SAH)

SAH provides grants to Alabama residents for residential wind mitigation on existing, owner occupied, single family homes. Funding for this program comes from the insurance industry in Alabama and is not funded from the state’s general budget, nor is it tied to a federally funded program.


Institute for Business and Homes Saftey (IBHS)

IBHS was formed by the property-casualty insurance industry in 1977 to help coordinate emerging property insurance plans under the name of National Committee on Property Insurance (NCPI). In 2010, the unique, IBHS Research Center came to life to advance the scientific understanding of severe weather perils and their interaction with the homes and businesses at real scale. In 2011, the organization became what it is today when “Insurance” was added back to the name—Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety—so that IBHS members might receive full public credit for the Institute’s work.

About HMS


Howard M. Silverman
Professional Engineer

Certified Evaluator

Licenses: Commercial & Residential Construction Home Builder, Electrical Contractor, Plumbing & Gas Pipe Fitter, HVAC Contractor

I am a certified evaluator for SAH and IBHS. I evaluate homes for the Strengthen Alabama Homes (SAH) roof grant. Please contact me for more information on how you can get a $10,000.00 grant towards the cost of a fortified roof for your house.

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Year Established

Spotlight Volume Award

Spotlight Volume Award

Recognition of Designations in 2022

HMS Contractors Inc. was recently presented with the Fortified Housing Spotlight Volume Award for 2022 in recognition of outstanding work on over 100 designations. 

A big thanks to all of our clients for making this achievement possible.


For help securing your SAH grant please call:


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