Elderly or disabled residents living in temporary housing units will be the first to receive Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery dollars to rehabilitate their flooded homes or rebuild, the City of Minot announced Monday.
Residents who are eligible for CDBG-DR programs in Minot are receiving flyers with information on how to apply. The Minot Disaster Recovery Services office in Arrowhead Mall will be administering the programs. Interested applicants can call 837-5813 or drop by the office for more information and an application form.
The housing rehabilitation program and the housing reconstruction program are designed to assist about 140 low- to moderate-income residents.
"While we are incredibly grateful for the $14 million in CDBG-DR funding for these two housing programs, we recognize that it is impossible to get everyone impacted back into a home with this amount of money," Cindy Hemphill, city finance director, said in a prepared statement. "With that in mind, the city decided to focus the initial efforts on those still living in temporary housing units who are elderly or disabled. These are the people in our community who need the most help."
Those who qualify for the program may be eligible for up to $60,000 for rehabilitation and $150,000 for reconstruction. For those elderly and/or disabled who are living in a Federal Emergency Management temporary housing unit, the Disaster Recovery Services Office will be scheduling intake appointments as eligible applicants contact them.
According to federal income guidelines, individuals or families would qualify for the programs at the following incomes levels: single, $35,750; family of two, $40,850; family of three, $45,950; family of four, $51,050; family of five, $55,150; family of six, $59,250; family of 7, $63,350; family of eight, $67,500.
A family of six making at or less than $59,250, or a family of two making at or less than $40,850 would qualify for those projects designed to assist low to moderate-income households. A single person qualifies at an income of $35,750 or less.
The Action Plan for CDBG-DR funds can be viewed at the City Recovery Information website at (www.minotrecoveryinfo.com/resources).