State grants available for homeowners with flood damage
Some homeowners who received limited insurance or FEMA assistance to help repair damage associated with Tropical Storm Fred may now be eligible for state funds.
The grants are available to households making less than $94,100 a year in Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga or Yancey counties and can be used to elevate, reconstruct, repair or replace homes damaged or destroyed.
They can also be used to reimburse homeowners for completed repairs, assist landlords in the repair of rental units or to repair or replace private bridges and roads. Those who have already received assistance from FEMA, the SBA or private banks may still be eligible.