State agency seeks public comment on proposed changes to disaster recovery plans 

The waters of the Little River flow up against a bridge as it begins to recede making the road passable in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

RALEIGH — The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) has issued a press release asking for public comment on proposed amendments to three action plans related to disaster recovery and mitigation plans currently in use. 

“The proposed action plan amendments include changes to previously approved federally funded programs that support the state’s long-term recovery from storm damage while also building future resiliency,” per the NCORR press release. 

The changes involve funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) for those areas impacted by hurricanes Matthew and Florence. 

Expansion of programs to help more North Carolinians benefit from ongoing disaster recovery work and providing a more comprehensive approach to mitigating the impacts of future storms are the intended goals of the changes, per NCORR. 

The amendments make funding allocation changes to the Homeowner Recovery Program, Affordable Housing Development Fund, Public Housing Restoration Fund, Infrastructure Recovery Program, and Strategic Buyout Program. 

Drafts of the Substantial Action Plan Amendment 10 for Hurricane Matthew funding, Substantial Action Plan Amendment 4 for Hurricane Florence funding, and Substantial Action Plan Amendment 4 for Mitigation funding are available for review online through the Rebuild NC website at rebuild.nc.gov.

The public comment periods for all three action plans begin Dec. 9. CDBG-DR Matthew and CDBG-DR Florence comments will close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2023, and CDBG-Mitigation comments close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2023. 

Public comments can be submitted two ways: by email to [email protected]; or by postal mail to NCORR Public Comments, P.O. Box 110465, Durham, NC 27709.

The 15-member Hurricane Recovery subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Commission on Government Operations met for the second time on Dec. 14 

 

https://nsjonline.com/article/2022/09/years-after-matthew-and-florence-hit-nc-hurricane-victims-are-still-waiting-to-go-home/ 

 

https://nsjonline.com/article/2022/11/hud-audit-nc-not-able-to-assure-2-5m-in-hurricane-relief-was-properly-spent/ 

 

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