On October 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina and caused widespread flooding in the central part of the state, displacing thousands of people from their homes and apartments and leaving many temporarily unemployed. If you or someone you know was impacted by the storm, following is a list of resources to assist you while you get back on your feet.
Housing Repair: If your home needs repairs as a result of Hurricane Matthew (or Tropical Storms Julia and Hermine), the NC Housing Finance Agency provides funding to participating local organizations for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes in disaster-affected counties. The local organizations determine if you are eligible and, if so, contract for and supervise the work. Find a local provider.
FEMA Assistance: Consult FEMA's Hurricane Matthew page to learn how you can apply for assistance and what to expect after you apply, where to locate Disaster Recovery Centers near you, how to make donations, and the latest news on recovery efforts and resources. Also, see North Carolina Survivors Have Four Ways to Register for Help from FEMA for more information.
Housing Locators: NCHousingSearch.org helps people locate available, affordable rental housing. This free service can be accessed online 24 hours a day and through a toll-free, bilingual call center, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at 1-877-428-8844.
Mortgage Payment Assistance: If you are temporarily unemployed as a result of Hurricane Matthew, you may be eligible for mortgage payment help from the NC Foreclosure Prevention Fund, (1-888-623-8631, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.). This includes self-employed individuals.
Non-housing Services and Referrals: United Way 2-1-1 provides referrals to health and human services assistance statewide and offers a Hurricane Matthew Relief and Resource Guide. Visit the website or call 2-1-1.
Lost Document Replacement: North Carolina's Department of Public Safety has provided a list of resources for people who may have lost important documents in the floods.
Business Recovery Assistance: If your business was impacted by the hurricane, NC Open For Business provides information about what state and federal resources are available to support immediate cleanup costs and longer-term recovery from physical damage and economic losses.
Please check this page often—we will add more resources as they become available.