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Hurricane Isabel disaster recovery funds available

Date: May 9, 2005
Contact: Vaughn Poller, Community Development Planner

Phone: (757) 220-1272


Residents of Chickahominy Haven as well as any other James City County residents, whose homes sustained major damage as a result of Hurricane Isabel, are encouraged to attend a May 16 meeting to discuss disaster recovery assistance.


The public meeting will be held at James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, next Monday at 6:30 p.m. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development recently announced Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds have been allocated to assist in recovery efforts.


The County may request up to $700,000 to assist individuals whose homes sustained substantial, unreimbursed damages as a result of Hurricane Isabel in 2003. CDBG funds may be provided as a forgivable loan for housing rehabilitation, substantial reconstruction, hazard mitigation (including elevation) or relocation. The house must have sustained a 50 percent or greater loss in value as a result of the disaster. In addition, 50 percent of the households provided assistance must qualify as low or moderate income, according to HUD guidelines.


For more details, contact Vaughn Poller, Office of Housing and Community Development, at 220-1272.


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