The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency will award Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action $150,000 on May 8 to fund disaster relief efforts in the area.
Representative David Lewis will present a check during an 9 a.m. ceremony at the Harnett County Board Room, 102 East Front Street in Lillington. These funds will be used to repair owner-occupied homes in Harnett, Lee and Johnston counties that were damaged by Hurricane Matthew.
“We are pleased to award these funds to Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action to help with disaster recovery efforts in communities that were hard hit last year,” said Scott Farmer, executive director of the NC Housing Finance Agency. “With strong partners in the affected counties, we will be able to help many North Carolinians whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storms Julia and Hermine.”
In December, the General Assembly appropriated $20 million to the Housing Trust Fund as part of the Disaster Recovery Act of 2016. Administered by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, these Housing Trust Fund dollars were allocated to local organizations to help repair homes damaged by natural disasters statewide. Assistance is available for households with incomes below 100% of their area’s median income and whose homes are owner-occupied.
Eligible homeowners in the area who have experienced damage from Hurricane Matthew may access assistance by contacting Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action at 919-934-2145. Homeowners outside the area who have been impacted can find a local organization providing home repair assistance at http://www.nchfa.com/current-homeowners/repairing-your-home.
The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, a self-supporting public agency, has financed 255,000 homes and apartments since its creation in 1973.