Last Chance to Apply for ReBuild NC Homeowner Recovery Program Before April 21
The ReBuild NC Homeowner Recovery Program is currently accepting applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21st. This program is aimed at assisting eligible North Carolinians affected by Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence with repairing and rebuilding their homes through the state’s HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding.
Director Laura Hogshead of the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency expressed that ReBuild NC is focused on helping families impacted by these devastating hurricanes to return home as soon as possible. This is the last chance for eligible homeowners who have not yet applied for assistance to receive aid through the Homeowner Recovery Program. Federal funding is already committed to applications currently in process, as well as those expected in the weeks ahead.
Since June 2020, the Homeowner Recovery Program has worked tirelessly to repair, rebuild, and elevate homes damaged by hurricanes Matthew and Florence. The program has already completed homes for 1,048 families located in communities throughout eastern North Carolina.
Even after the application period closes, ReBuild NC will continue to work on ongoing projects and assist Homeowner Recovery Program participants in returning home as quickly as possible. The application period closeout will not affect current awards and projects, case management, or customer service. Those who are currently enrolled in the program with questions about the application closeout should contact their assigned case manager or call 833-ASK-RBNC (833-275-7262) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Homeowners who have been impacted by either Hurricane Matthew or Hurricane Florence must submit their applications by the April 21 deadline. The quickest and most convenient way to apply is through the program’s online application system. Alternatively, homeowners can call 833-ASK-RBNC (833-275-7262) to schedule an appointment at the nearest regional ReBuild NC Center. For more information on center locations and hours of operation, please visit the ReBuild NC website.
Administered by the N.C. Department of Public Safety’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR), the Homeowner Recovery Program is just one of the many programs offered to help North Carolinians affected by natural disasters. Other programs include strategic buyout, mitigation, resiliency, community development, and affordable housing. For more information on these programs, please visit https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/.