Haywood County at a Glance

Release Date:
November 9, 2021

Since the federal disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Fred, Haywood County residents have received more than $13.9 million in federal funds as of Nov. 9, 2021:

  • $2,453,497 in FEMA grants to homeowners and renters.
  • $9,246,331 in claims paid to National Flood Insurance Program policyholders.
  • $2,270,800 in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans approved for homeowners, renters and businesses (as of Oct. 31, 2021).

Individual Assistance in Haywood County:

  • 443 homeowners and renters have been approved for $2,453,497 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
    • $2,074,619 in Housing Assistance grants for home repair, home replacement, and/or rental assistance.
    • $378,878 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
  • 232 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • 975 home inspections issued; 966 completed.
  • Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSAT) went door to door in Haywood County, conducting outreach to 1,355 households to offer help with registration and provide referrals to other resources.
  • 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:
    • 374 homeowners and renters have been approved for $2,168,301 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
      • $1,849,774 in Housing Assistance grants for home repair, home replacement, and/or rental assistance.
      • $318,527 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
    • 188 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance. ·

 

  • IA Assistance in Clyde:
    • 49 homeowners and renters have been approved for $251,110 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
      • $195,813 in Housing Assistance grants for home repair, home replacement, and/or rental assistance.
      • $55,297 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
    • 39 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance. ·

U.S. Small Business Administration:

  • SBA operated a Business Recovery Center at Haywood Community College Regional High-Tech Center, 112 Industrial Park Drive, Room 3021, Waynesville, N.C. 28786 through Nov. 8. SBA has approved $2,270,800 in low-interest disaster loans to 52 applicants (as of Oct. 31, 2021).

National Flood Insurance Program:

  • NFIP has paid $9,246,331 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, 13 Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) have been received; 8 eligible; 3 pending FEMA RPA review. 2 pending recipient review
    • The state has held applicant briefings.
    • Applicants:
      • Bethel Christian Academy
      • Burnette Cove Baptist Church
      • Town of Canton
      • Center Pigeon Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
      • Town of Clyde
      • Haywood County
      • Haywood County Schools
      • Haywood Electric Membership Corporation
      • Junaluska Sanitary District
      • Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc.
      • Lake Logan Cecil Volunteer Fire Department
      • Mountain Projects Community Action Agency
      • Welcome Home Ministries

 

Tags:
Last updated November 9, 2021