Applications accepted beginning Thursday for Matthew-related housing help

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Hunter, TC. "Applications accepted beginning Thursday for Matthew-related housing help." Robesonian [Lumberton, NC]. November 25, 2017.


Robeson County is getting $46 million in grant money from FEMA, and an application center for housing assistance will open soon. Applicants must set an appointment. "Once an appointment at the application center is scheduled, applicants need to bring to the appointment as many as possible of the following items: photo identification (driver license, passport, or state ID); proof of legal residency (Social Security Card, green card or visa); proof of ownership, if applying as a homeowner; proof that the applicant is current on payments if there is a mortgage on the home (a letter from the mortgage lender or confirmation of recent payment); proof of valid lease, if applying as a renter; proof of occupancy at the residence at the time of the disaster (such as a utility bill from the month of the disaster in the applicant’s name); a copy of the most recent 1040 tax return for all adults (18 or over) in the household, or three months of consecutive pay stubs for all adults; copies of insurance payments received for any Hurricane Matthew-related damage to the home; copies of other assistance received from FEMA, Small Business Association, or other federal, state, or local disaster entities including charities; and if repairs have been completed on the damaged property, photos and receipts that verify work completed” (par. 10).

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