Mar 23, 2022
Fox 28 Media
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
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
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
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
Don’t forget to tell your Havelock friends and neighbors that we want to hear from them too!
Oct 11, 2021
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.
Sep 30, 2021
FEMA Press Release
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
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
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.