Governor Roy Cooper has announced the opening of a new application period for homeowners who need assistance with home repairs due to damage from Hurricanes Florence and/or Matthew. ReBuild NC, a program of the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR), established the Homeowner Recovery Program to help homeowners repair, reconstruct or elevate homes damaged by the storms. The program is part of a comprehensive plan to distribute federal Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CBDG-DR) funds within North Carolina’s hardest hit communities.
Homeowners may be eligible for assistance if they owned and occupied a home during the time of these disasters. If homeowners have received assistance from other sources, they may still be eligible for help through the Homeowner Recovery Program. In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic, ReBuild NC has developed an online application and redesigned its website to include additional resources for homeowners. People interested in applying to the program should visit ReBuild.NC.Gov. More information is also available by calling 833-ASK-RBNC.
What is the Homeowner Recovery Program?
The Homeowner Recovery Program provides assistance to repair, reconstruct or elevate homes that were damaged by Hurricane Florence or Matthew, or both.
Who is eligible for the program?
To be eligible for the Homeowner Recovery Program, homeowners must:
Can homeowners apply for the program if they have received funding from a different grant program?
Yes. Homeowners can participate if they have received funds from other sources, but must include that information in their application.
How do homeowners apply?
Homeowners should visit rebuild.nc.gov/HRP to learn more about the program and apply online.
Are ReBuild NC Centers open?
ReBuild NC Centers are currently closed to comply with COVID-19 guidelines issued by Governor Roy Cooper and the state Department of Health and Human Services. ReBuild NC continues to monitor North Carolina public health information and guidelines for easing restrictions. Homeowners with questions should call 833-ASK-RBNC.
Who can homeowners contact for more information?
Applicants and other storm survivors with questions may call 833-ASK-RBNC or email Ask-RBNC@rebuild.nc.gov for assistance.