Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, New Hanover County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $119.5 million in state and federal funds:
• Nearly $12.1 million in state and federal grants have gone to 4,451 homeowners and renters.
• As of March 26, 1,564 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $31.9 million in claims have been paid to date.
• More than $53.8 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 1,560 homeowners and businesses.
• FEMA has provided nearly $21.7 million to the state to help local governments in New Hanover County with Hurricane Florence-related expenses.
• From September to March, 208 displaced households received free hotel stays through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.
• New Hanover County has been approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance. Travel trailers and manufactured housing units may be provided for eligible applicants.
o As of April 23, 37 households are licensed in to temporary housing units, and 3 households have successfully moved on to their permanent housing solution.
• The State Housing Recovery Center for New Hanover County is located at 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. in Wilmington and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• New Hanover County was approved for assistance to local governments for debris removal and emergency protective measures Sept. 14 and permanent work Oct. 12.
• As of April 23, 27 Requests for Public Assistance were received and 22 approved to date.
• An applicant briefing was held Oct. 18.