This is the third phase of the Affordable Housing Development Fund program, and the money is for financing multifamily or single-family housing rehabilitation and new construction outside the 100-year floodplain.
Advisory Committee to discuss mitigation funding plan
The virtual meeting is an opportunity for committee members and the public to share feedback on proposed changes to the state’s action plan for use of the federal mitigation funds.
State distributes Florence relief to 103 fishing businesses
The Division of Marine Fisheries has selected 103 fishing industry businesses to receive more than $7.6 million.
Public housing funds awarded to hurricane-impacted areas
Wilmington Housing Authority has been awarded $2.03 million to repair or replace damaged rental units or build new ones in safer locations with a lower risk of flooding.
Audit: Distribution of Florence funds lacked monitoring
An audit of the state’s distribution of tens of millions in disaster recovery funds finds the N.C. Department of Public Safety failed to provide proper oversight of how the money was spent.
Workshops set on eastern NC resilience projects
Online workshops will allow for residents in Eastern Carolina Council of Governments and Mid-East Commission counties to provide direct input on resilience planning.
New NC initiative supports community resilience planning
North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency is funding the development of floodprint reports for select communities in eastern North Carolina most impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence.
DMF to dole out $7.5M in Hurricane Florence relief
Funds are available through the Division of Marine Fisheries for seafood dealers and processors, ocean fishing piers, for-hire fishing operations, and bait and tackle shops affected by Hurricane Florence.
Lower Neuse River adapted, recovered from Florence: Study
A recent study looked at the effects of 2018’s Hurricane Florence on the Neuse River’s physical landscape and the Neuse estuary.
State forms new initiative to build a more resilient NC
The state’s new Regional Resilience Portfolio Program was formed to help eastern North Carolina communities that were impacted by Hurricane Florence plan for climate change.
Croatan asks for feedback on storm damage repair project
Croatan National Forest rangers are asking for comments on a proposed project to address damage on the Neuse River related to 2018’s Hurricane Florence.
State commits to 1,000 housing units in hurricane-hit areas
The state has committed to fund more than 1,000 new affordable housing units in areas hit by hurricanes Matthew and Florence, including southeastern coastal counties.
Homeowners wait for long-promised state hurricane relief
Coastal residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by hurricanes Matthew and Florence say they’re frustrated with long delays, caseworker turnover and unfulfilled promises from Rebuild NC.
New Bern receives $1M to demolish flood-prone homes
The state and FEMA awarded New Bern close to $1 million to demolish eight flood-prone homes.
Swansboro family’s home kept flooding; state bought it
Zena Underwood and her husband Mark saw their home flood repeatedly, including during Hurricane Florence, before a state buyout program helped them move and took the property off the market for good.
Currituck to receive $1M grant to raise 7 flood-prone homes
The state and FEMA have approved a hazard mitigation project grant of $1 million to improve disaster resilience in Currituck County.