Public input sought for Florence recovery plan

By: Staff report

RALEIGH — ReBuild N.C. is seeking public input on the state’s draft action plan for administering Hurricane Florence recovery funding provided to North Carolina through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program.

The draft CDBG-DR Hurricane Florence Action Plan includes detailed information on how ReBuild N.C. will use $542 million in federal funds to implement disaster recovery programs throughout areas impacted by the storm.

“This funding will make a tremendous difference for people whose lives were forever changed by Hurricane Florence,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “I encourage North Carolinians in the impacted counties and beyond to submit their feedback on the plan so that we can provide the best possible recovery programs for storm survivors.”

The draft action plan is available for review on the Rebuild N.C. website at https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/. Printed copies of the draft plan are also available by calling 984-833-4344.

Public comments can be submitted by email to [email protected] or by U.S. Postal Service mail to: ReBuild N.C., Attn: Florence Action Plan, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, N.C., 27709. Public comments on the draft plan must be submitted by 5 p.m. March 8.

ReBuild N.C. is the state’s long-term disaster recovery agency administered by the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency. In addition to assisting hurricane survivors with home repairs and reconstruction, the office administers programs that include resiliency, affordable housing, mitigation, buyout, and local government grants and loans.

Staff report