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Outreach Events Planned in Pitt County to Help People Apply for Help to Repair Homes Damaged by Hurricane Matthew

Greenville

The ReBuild North Carolina Program will host a three-day mobile outreach event in Greenville from Sept. 10-12 to help Hurricane Matthew survivors in the surrounding areas apply for recovery aid. People in Greenville and surrounding areas who suffered damage to their homes during Hurricane Matthew are encouraged to call 2-1-1 today to apply for an appointment at the mobile location.

This event will take place on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10-11, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sept. 12, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at: 
Sheppard Memorial Library, Carver Branch
618 W. 14th Ave
Greenville, NC 27834

ReBuild NC, North Carolina’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, provides funding to applicants for housing repairs, homeowner reimbursement and other housing-related issues due to Hurricane Matthew. 

This marks the first in a series of mobile outreach events scheduled to take place throughout areas hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. Times and dates of future events will be announced in the coming weeks.

This mobile outreach is an effort, on behalf of NC Emergency Management, to better reach homeowners who don’t live close to one of the program’s application centers located in Bertie, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Lenoir, Robeson, and Wayne counties. 

The first step in requesting assistance from the program is dialing 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment at the Greenville mobile outreach location or any of the existing centers. During a scheduled appointment, application specialists will help people complete and submit a program application. On average, applications take about two hours to complete. More information on application center locations and what to bring to an appointment can be found online at rebuild.nc.gov

ReBuild North Carolina has already awarded over $286,000 from CDBG-DR funds to 22 families whose homes were damaged in Hurricane Matthew with more awards expected in the coming weeks. This funding is in addition to over $743 million already on the ground for small business recovery, public infrastructure repair and direct payments to homeowners, including over $98 million in FEMA individual assistance to North Carolinians. CDBG-DR spending represents 15 percent of recovery funds available from various sources.
 

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