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October 26
Assistance for Wake County Residents Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Federal Assistance for Residents and Small Businesses

Due to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, Wake County has been added to the Federal Disaster Declaration for North Carolina, making federal funding available to affected individuals within the county.

Assistance for affected homeowners and renters may include grants for temporary housing, rental assistance and home repairs, as well as for other serious disaster-related needs.

Apply for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585.

After you apply, you should get a call within about 10 days from a Federal Emergency Management Agency home inspector to schedule a visit. After a brief visit, you will get a letter in the mail with the amount and type of assistance you will receive.

For affected business owners, low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration may be available to cover losses not fully covered by insurance.

In addition, aid has been made available to reimburse Wake County and county municipality government agencies for disaster-related damages and expenses.

Learn more about Hurricane Matthew federal disaster assistance for North Carolinians here.

Food and Nutrition Services Assistance

The application period to request Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits ended on Oct. 31.

If you are a current DSNAP recipient and have questions about the program or problems with your EBT card, call 1-888-622-7328 for assistance.





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