From Hyde County

Hyde County has been awarded Urgent Repair Program 2020 funding from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. 

This emergency program is geared towards helping the elderly, disabled, veterans and single parent homeowners, all on an income eligibility basis.

Ten homes will be elected based on eligibility with up to $10,000 in repairs awarded to each home. 

Emergency repairs correct housing conditions that threaten your life or safety, such as failing septic systems, dangerous heating systems or rotten floors.

The program can also pay for accessibility modifications that allow you to remain in your home after an injury or serious illness.

To be eligible for assistance under URP 2020:

Applicants must reside in Hyde County;

Applicants must prove they own and occupy the home in need of repair;

Applicants must have a household income which does not exceed 50% of the county median income for the household size (See income limits below);

Applicants must have a special need (i.e. be elderly, older than 62 years old, handicapped or disabled, a single parent with a dependent living at home, a military veteran, a large family with greater than five household members or a household with a child below the age of 6 with lead hazards in the home;

Applicants must have urgent repair needs, which cannot be met through other state or federally funded housing assistance programs;

The property must be free of any back taxes or liens in default at the time of application unless a payment plan has been established and payments are current.

Applicant who are unsure of their eligibility should call the Hyde County Tax Office at 252-926-4188 prior to submitting the application.

Applications can be obtained at the Hyde County Government Center, the Hyde County Government website, or you can request an application be sent by mail.

Stephanie Watson, Hyde County grant administrator, is available to answer any questions on this program at 252-926-5262 or by email at swatson@hydecountync.gov

Application deadline is Sept. 25 with awards made by Oct. 23.