Apply Today for ReBuild NC Recovery

Hurricane Matthew survivors can apply today for additional help through the ReBuild NC Housing Recovery program. Programs are available through North Carolina's Hurricane Matthew Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).

ReBuild NC Application Centers are now open in the four most impacted counties: Cumberland, Edgecombe, Robeson and Wayne. If you live in a different county, the process for how you can apply will be announced in mid-December.

All applications must be completed in person by appointment with an application specialist at a ReBuild NC Application Center.

Application Center Locations

Cumberland County Center

Call 910-550-1155 for an appointment
Department of Social Services
1225 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Open 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Mondays - Fridays
Closed Dec. 25-27, Jan. 1, Jan. 15

 

Robeson County Center

Call 910-550-1156 for an appointment
Department of Social Services
120 Glenn Cowan Road
Lumberton, NC 28358
Open 8:15 am –  5:15 pm, Mondays - Fridays
Closed Dec. 22 - Jan. 2

Edgecombe County Center

Call 252-665-8008 for an appointment
3003 N. Main Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
Open 10 am – 5 pm, Mondays - Saturdays
Closed Dec. 25-27, Jan. 1, Jan. 15

 

Wayne County Center

Call 919-366-4074 for an appointment
Veteran Services Office
2001-D East Ash Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Open 10 am – 7 pm, Mondays - Saturdays
Closed 10 am - noon on Dec. 6, 11, 18 and Jan. 8.
Closed Dec. 25-27, Jan. 1

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

How do I apply?

All applications must be made in person by appointment at a ReBuild NC Application Center. An application specialist will meet with you and walk through each step of the application with you. Officials recommend you plan for the application process to take up to 2 hours. Centers are open now in Cumberland, Edgecombe, Robeson and Wayne Counties. Residents in other impacted counties can expect more information by mid-December on how to apply in their counties.

To schedule your appointment, call:
Cumberland County Center: 910-550-1155
Edgecombe County Center: 252-665-8008
Robeson County Center: 910-550-1156
Wayne County Center: 919-366-4074

What can I apply for?

What can I apply for?

Homeowners can apply for the following programs. A detailed description of the programs is above.

Single-Family Homeowner Rehabilitation: If your home was damaged in Hurricane Matthew, this program can help complete the damage repairs.

Single-Family Homeowner Reconstruction: If your home was heavily damaged, this program can help reconstruct the whole building.

Housing Repair Reimbursement: If you used your own funds to repair damage from Hurricane Matthew before October 8th, 2017, this program may reimburse you.

Homeowner Buyout: If your home was severely damaged and not in a FEMA buyout program, and is in an eligible buyout area, you may be able to voluntarily sell your home at fair market value to move to a safer location.

Mobile Home Repair: If your mobile home was damaged, this program may be able to complete the damage repairs.

Mobile Home Replacement: If your mobile home was heavily damaged and is in an eligible area, this program may replace your mobile home and elevate it to a safe height.

Homeowner Assistance: This program may help with gap financing between the cost of a new home and the sale price of a previous home for eligible applicants who are part of a FEMA or ReBuild NC buyout program.

Small Rental Assistance: This program may help landlords repair rental buildings with fewer than eight units.

Multi-Family Rental Assistance: This program may provide gap-financing to repair rental housing in the most impacted communities, and may create new multi-family afforable housing.

Where do I go to apply?

Where do I go to apply?

Addresses and hours for each center are listed below.

Cumberland County Center
Department of Social Services
1225 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Open 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Mondays - Fridays
Closed Dec. 25-27, Jan. 1, Jan. 15

Robeson County Center
Department of Social Services
120 Glenn Cowan Road
Lumberton, NC 28358
Open 8:15 am – 5:15 pm, Mondays - Fridays
Closed Dec. 22 - Jan. 2

Edgecombe County Center
3003 N. Main Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
Open 10 am – 5 pm, Mondays - Saturdays
Closed Dec. 25-27, Jan. 1, Jan. 15

Wayne County Center
Veteran Services Office
2001-D East Ash Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Open 10 am – 7 pm, Mondays – Saturdays
Closed 10 am - noon on Dec. 6, 11, 18 and Jan. 8.
Closed Dec. 25-27, Jan. 1

What do I need to bring with me?

What do I need to bring with me?

Bring as much of the following documentation with you to your appointment as you can:

All applicants should bring:

  • photo identification (driver license, passport, or state ID)
  • proof of legal residency (Social Security Card, green card or visa)
  • proof they lived in the damaged residence at the time of Hurricane Matthew (such as a utility bill from the month of the disaster in the applicant’s name)
  • any before and after pictures of the property (if available)
  • copy of the most recent 1040 tax return or last three pay stubs for all adults (18 and older) who live in the home
  • copies of insurance payments received for any Hurricane Matthew-related damage to the home
  • copies of all other assistance received (FEMA, SBA, or other federal, state or local disaster entities including charities)
  • receipts and photos for any repairs already completed prior to application

Homeowners also need to provide proof of ownership and that they are current on payments (a letter from your mortgage lender or confirmation of recent payment).

Can I apply at any center?

Can I apply at any center?

Yes, officials recommend you apply at the ReBuild NC Application Center closest to you. Residents in other counties who had Matthew-related damage to their homes will be provided with information on how to apply in mid-December.

How long does the application take?

How long does the application take?

Each application may take up to two hours. Specialists will walk through the full application and all documents with the applicants.

Do I have to make an appointment?

Do I have to make an appointment?

Yes. Due to the length of time anticipated for each application to be completed, and to make sure everyone has enough time to do the application, all applicants will need to make a scheduled appointment by calling the number for their county above. If someone cannot call to make an appointment, the staff at the application center will schedule an appointment in person.

If I have filled out other applications, am I already signed up?

If I have filled out other applications, am I already signed up?

No. Previous applications to FEMA, SBA, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, or any charities, are separate from this program.

Are interpreters available?

Are interpreters available?

Yes. Please indicate what type of interpreter or translator is needed when making your appointment.