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Haywood County at a Glance

Release Date:
October 7, 2021

Since the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Fred, Haywood County residents have received more than $7.7 million in federal funds as of Oct. 6, 2021:

  • $1,893,146 in FEMA grants to homeowners and renters.
  • $5.13 million in claims paid to National Flood Insurance Program policyholders.
  • $695,900 in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses.

Individual Assistance in Haywood County:

  • 345 homeowners and renters have been approved for $1,893,146 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
  • $1,623,269 in Housing Assistance grants for home repair, home replacement, and/or rental assistance.
  • $269,878 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
  • 193 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • 834 home inspections issued; 714 completed.
  • Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) visited 880 households in Haywood County.
  • A Document Drop-off Center operated in Canton until Oct. 2 to help survivors with registration, application updates and referrals.
  • Two FEMA mobile units operated in Canton Sept. 18-24 to help survivors with registration, application updates and referrals.
  • IA Assistance in Canton:

  • 295 homeowners and renters have been approved for $1,682,259 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
    • $1,454,905 in Housing Assistance grants for home repair, home replacement, and/or rental assistance.
    • $227,353 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
  • 157 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance. ·
  • IA Assistance in Clyde:

  • 41 homeowners and renters have been approved for $189,801 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
    • $148,193 in Housing Assistance grants for home repair, home replacement, and/or rental assistance.
    • $41,608 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
  • 32 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance. ·

U.S. Small Business Administration:

  • SBA is operating a Business Recovery Center at Haywood Community College Regional High-Tech Center, 112 Industrial Park Drive, Room 3021, Waynesville, N.C. 28786. Hours are Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. SBA has approved $695,900 in low-interest disaster loans to 23 applicants.

National Flood Insurance Program:

  • NFIP has paid $5.13 million to policyholders who filed claims.

Public Assistance:

  • Haywood County was approved for assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent work Sept. 8, 2021.
  • To date, 9 Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) have been received and 5 approved; 4 pending.
  • The state has held applicant briefings.
  • Applicants:
    • Haywood County Schools
    • Haywood Electric Membership Corporation
    • Town of Canton
    • Haywood County
    • Town of Clyde
    • Center Pigeon Fire & Rescue VFD
    • Lake Logan Cecil Volunteer Fire Department
    • Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc.
    • Mountain Projects Community Action Agency
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Last updated October 8, 2021