Hurricane survivors get information on housing assistance, repairs at resource fair

Hurricane survivors get information on housing assistance, repairs at resource fair
Hurricane survivors ask experts about recovery options on Tuesday.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Survivors displaced by Hurricane Florence in need of housing assistance or repairs got information at a housing resource fair Tuesday in the Oleander Room of the Northeast Library in Wilmington.

Information on Hazard Grant Mitigation Programs, housing assistance and other types of financial assistance was provided by the New Hanover County Hurricane Florence Recovery Coordination Office and participating organizations.

“We’ve said time and time again how important this work is because we live here," Kate Murphy with the recovery coordination office said. "This work is for our neighbors. We are experiencing the effects of Hurricane Florence now and we know we’ll continue to do so moving forward. Hurricane recovery will take a long time.”

In addition to representatives from the Hurricane Recovery Coordination Office, workers with the Department of Social Services, American Red Cross, Amigos Internacional, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, Cape Fear Realtors, Catholic Charities, North Carolina Emergency Management Housing Specialists and Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry were on hand to help.

The hurricane recovery office at the library is open for those still in need of assistance. Click here for more information or call 910-798-7007.

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