As the June 15 deadline nears for Richland County residents affected by the October 2015 flood to register for federal housing aid, four community meetings are scheduled for homeowners to complete and submit applications on the spot.
Flood recovery staff will be available at the meetings to guide residents through the registration process, provide information about housing rehabilitation and mobile home replacement and help residents complete their registration forms.
These forums follow a set of informational meetings in May that led up to the four-week registration period that began May 15. The June meetings are as follows:
- 11 am June 10 at the Richland County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton Street, Columbia
- 6 pm June 13 at the Gadsden Community Center, 1668 S. Goodwin Circle, Gadsden
- 6 pm June 13 at the Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center, 8614 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins
- 6 pm June 13 at the Richland County Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane Road, Columbia
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing $30 million in funding to rebuild after the historic natural disaster nearly two years ago. The funding will be dispersed to Richland County through the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program, which is managed by Richland County Community Development.
The Single Family Homeownership Rehabilitation form is available online at www.rcgov.us/floodrecovery. Residents are encouraged to visit the website, email [email protected] call 888-964-1589 for more information.