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Fact Sheet: New Hanover County at a Glance

Release date: 
April 30, 2019
Release Number: 
DR-4393-NC FS 185

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.

Individual Assistance

• 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.

Public Assistance

• 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.

Last Updated: 
May 3, 2019 - 10:32