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Mar 23, 2022

Fox 28 Media

Christian Felt

Statesboro announces housing rehabilitation program for low-income households

STATESBORO, Ga. (WTGS) — The city of Statesboro launched a new Housing Rehabilitation Program Wednesday to support low-income families.

The Planning and Development administrator for Statesboro, Justin Williams, said the rehabilitation of homes is a cause with multiple benefits and hopes they can use federal funding to create a positive impact on many.

"Everyone deserves to be in a place they can call home," Williams said. "It helps the surrounding community drives away issues of crime that tend to populate in those areas, and overall, it's just the right thing to do."

Dec 14, 2021

Statesboro Herald

Al Hackle

City Selects Firm to Administer $5M Housing Rehab Program

Statesboro City Council last week selected Insight Planning & Development, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, to administer a $5 million rehabilitation program for housing rehabilitation funded from Statesboro’s share of federal American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, money.

Nov 3, 2021

Coastalreview.org

Staff Report

FEMA seeks comment on National Flood Insurance Program

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are calling for feedback on the National Flood Insurance Program.

The National Flood Insurance Program provides flood insurance to property owners, renters and businesses as well as works with communities required to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations that help mitigate flooding effects, according to FEMA.

Oct 28, 2021

Havelock CAMA Land Use Plan

Author: N/A

Havelock CAMA Land Use Plan Citizen Survey Now Available

City of Havelock CAMA Land Use Plan Update 2021

The City of Havelock has initiated the preparation of an updated CAMA Land Use Plan. The intent of this project is to draft a plan that will maintain the positive attributes of the existing plan, while identifying new and strategic development goals, policies, and public initiatives supported by the community.

THE CITY WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Voice your opinions through the citizen survey now posted on the project website at
www.publicinput.com/havelockcamalup (English) or
www.publicinput.com/havelockcamalup-espanol (Español)
Don’t forget to tell your Havelock friends and neighbors that we want to hear from them too!

Oct 11, 2021

wmbfnews.com

Natasha Leguerre

FEMA to Enforce New Elevation Standards for Single-Family Oceanfront Houses

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is enforcing a new standard that dictates oceanfront single-family residential properties be at least eight-feet above the ground.

Oct 4, 2021

Security Magazine

Daniel Kaniewski

A Resilience Framework for the Future

Mitigate the consequences of risks and disruptions that materialize by making disaster resilience a priority in security programs.

Sep 30, 2021

FEMA Press Release

Author Unknown

FEMA Opens Application Period for $1.16 Billion in Hazard Mitigation Grants

Fiscal Year Change Streamlines Application Process for Certain Mitigation Projects

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced two hazard mitigation funding notices today for more than $1 billion, along with streamlined application guidance.

The application period is open for FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance Fiscal Year 2021 grant programs.

Sep 26, 2021

Charleston City Paper

Skyler Baldwin

FEMA Changes Coming, Coastal Insurance Rates Could Go Up

Upcoming changes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are intended to fix existing inequities within the program, according to program leaders. But the changes, starting Oct. 1, will also hike costs for property owners in coastal areas.

May 6, 2021

Carteret County News-Times

Elise Clouser

Morehead City Prepares to Award Construction Bids for Neighborhood Revitalization Project

MOREHEAD CITY — The bids are in for the city’s neighborhood revitalization project that will rehabilitate or rebuild at least five homes damaged by Hurricane Florence in September 2018.

Morehead City was awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Rural Economic Development Division to help low- to moderate-income families repair or rebuild their homes. The program is administered through the NCDC’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program and the participating homes were identified when city officials applied for the grant in 2019.