Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence, New Hanover County residents and local governments have been approved for approximately $122.3 million in state and federal funds:
• More than $12.2 million in state and federal grants have gone to 4,456 homeowners and renters.
• As of June 5, 1,580 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $32.3 million in claims have been paid to date.
• Nearly $54.3 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 1,573 homeowners and businesses.
• FEMA has provided more than $23.5 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 was approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance.
o As of June 12, 38 households are licensed in to temporary housing units, and two 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.
• To date, 27 Requests for Public Assistance were received and 21 approved.
• An applicant briefing was held Oct. 18, 2018.