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 Cumberland, Edgecombe, Robeson and Wayne Counties.

To find out the status of your application, call 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162.

If you are a resident of another disaster declared county, you can call NC 2-1-1 to learn about help available in your county.

Application Center Locations

Cumberland County Center

707 Executive Place
Fayetteville, NC 28305
Open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Mondays - Fridays
 

 

Robeson County Center

405 Dunn Road
Lumberton, NC 28358
Open 8:15 am –  5:15 pm, Mondays - Fridays
 

Edgecombe County Center

3003 N. Main Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, M, W, Th, F
10:00 am –  7:00 pm, Tuesdays

 

Wayne County Center

NEW ADDRESS
209 W. Spruce Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Open 9:00 am –  5:00 pm, Mondays - Fridays
 

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 call 2-1-1 to learn how to get help.

To schedule your appointment, dial: 2-1-1

If calling from another state or a phone that has not translated the dialing code, call 1-888-892-1162

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.

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, however, officials recommend you apply at the ReBuild NC Application Center closest to you. If you live outside of Robeson, Edgecombe, Wayne or Cumberland Counties, you do not need to apply at an application center in person; call 2-1-1 to learn how you can get help.

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 you.

Do I have to make an appointment?

Do I have to make an appointment?

Yes, all applicants in Robeson, Edgecombe, Wayne or Cumberland Counties need to call 2-1-1, set an appointment, and complete an in-person application. REsidents of all other counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew should still call 2-1-1 to learn how to get help. 

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 in-person applications are by appointment only.

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 volunteer groups, are separate from this program.

Are interpreters available?

Are interpreters available?

Yes. Bilibgual staff are available at 2-1-1. Please indicate what type of interpreter or translator is needed when making your appointment.