Notice of Availability of Housing Rehabilitation Funds for Sampson County

Sampson County has been awarded $150,000 for the Essential Single Family Rehabilitation Loan Pool – Disaster Recovery (ESFRLP-DR) Program from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) funded through the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund. The ESFRLP-DR assistance is offered through a 0% interest, deferred-forgivable loan to cover hard & soft costs associated with the rehabilitation of the home. The primary goal of the ESFRLP-DR program is to alleviate housing conditions that pose an imminent threat to life or safety.

To qualify, homeowner must have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after Hurricane Matthew.  Sampson County is requesting qualified residents of the County to apply for housing rehabilitation assistance. Even if you have applied for other repair programs with the County, you still must submit a new application.Eligible applicants must be owner-occupied homeowners who reside in a single-family home in the County. Qualified applicants are eligible to receive housing rehabilitation assistance to their homes. Manufactured housing is eligible if it is permanently affixed (masonry foundation) on real estate owned by the applicant with permanent utility hook-ups.  Household income must be at or below 100% of the median area income level. 

Selection of units will be made based on first-come (receipt of completed application with supporting documents), first approved (approval by NCHFA) and first served basis.  The ESFRLP-DR program does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, sex, color, disability, or national origin.  

Applications are available now and will be accepted until March 31, 2018.  For more information and to obtain an application, you may contact Juanita Brewington, Sampson County, 910-592-7181, or you may pick up an application at the Sampson County Finance Office at 406 County Complex Road, Suite 120 (Building C) Clinton, North Carolina 28328.  Please contact county staff for any special needs request.