Three Additional Hurricane Matthew Recovery Centers Open Thursday

Jun 26, 2018

Hurricane Matthew caused an estimated $4.8 billion in damages in North Carolina, damaging nearly 100,000 homes.
Credit Jared Brumbaugh

Three new application centers are opening in Eastern North Carolina on Thursday to help people whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. 

The ReBuild NC Application Centers in Windsor, Kinston and Fair Bluff will join four centers already open in Fayetteville, Tarboro, Lumberton and Goldsboro. Public Information Officer for State Emergency Management Greg Thomas said people who live in any of the 22 counties eligble to receive North Carolina Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program funds can make an appointment.

“We know that hundreds of North Carolinians have received assistance in recovering from Hurricane Matthew. We know that there are others that are still in the process.  But we also believe that there could be others that are eligible for assistance but have yet to apply.”

Homeowners can apply for the following types of assistance:

  • single family home repair
  • single family home reconstruction
  • reimbursement for housing repair (get money back for repairs already made)
  • home buyout

Mobile homeowners can apply for:

  • mobile home repair programs
  • mobile home replacement

Assistance is also available to landlords and renters.  Those seeking assistance should call 2-1-1 to make an appointment at one of the application centers, Thomas said.

"[Recovery specialists] can guide you through the process of coming down and setting an appointment and letting you know what you need to bring for documents and get the process started.  Even if you don't have all the documents in hand that you may need, you should still set an appointment because we can get the application process started."

Federal disaster funds are provided by the North Carolina Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program, which is funded through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development.  More than $650 million has been spent on Hurricane recovery in North Carolina.   

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

Bertie County Center

1001 South King Street
Windsor, NC
Open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays
Open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturdays

Columbus County Center

Fair Bluff Baptist Church
1205 Main Street
Fair Bluff, NC
Open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays
Open 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturdays

Edgecombe County Center

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

Wayne County Center

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

Lenoir County Center

Pride of Kinston Building
327 N. Queen Street
Kinston, NC
Open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Mondays & Wednesdays
Open 9:00 am –  5:00 pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
Open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Saturdays