Hurricane is a word that resonates with North Carolinians reminding them of the capabilities of Mother Nature. While hurricanes come and go, they often times leave behind years of recovery, restoration and rebuilding. However, our state and local community are resilient and have found ways time and again to overcome the challenges faced with natural disasters.
The State of North Carolina (NC) has opened a new application period for the ReBuild NC storm recovery program https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/. Established by the NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR), the program helps homeowners who need assistance with repairing, reconstructing or elevating their homes due to damages from Hurricane Florence and/or Matthew. The program is part of a comprehensive plan that distributes federal Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CBDG-DR) funds within the hardest hit communities in NC. The Homeowner Recovery Program may still be available even if you have already received assistance from other sources.
The State of NC strategically planned the potential uses of the recovery funding and became the first among the states with 2018 disaster grants to receive approval from HUD on its plan. To date, NC has provided more than $3.5 billion in state and federal funding for Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence recovery. Hurricanes cause a variety of damages, including those to structures but also to local economies. Through disaster recovery programs such as ReBuild NC, communities can rebuild smarter and stronger.
Anyone interested in applying to the ReBuild NC storm recovery program should visit https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/. Homeowners who have already applied to ReBuild NC do not need to reapply. Applying on-line helps to ensure the safety and well-being of all involved during the challenging times of COVID-19. The website includes additional resources for homeowners, and more information is also available by calling 833-ASK-RBNC.