Rebuild and Retain Funding Available to Flooded Homeowners
The Souris Valley Long Term Recovery Committee with assistance from Ward County received a $3.5 million from the North Dakota State Housing Rehabilitation and Citizen Retention Grant.
Homeowners in Ward County affected by the 2011 flood who are planning to rebuild their home and move back in will have an opportunity to apply for funds from this State grant beginning on Monday, April 2, 2012. Funds will be dispersed to assist rebuilding only the main floor of each residence. These funds are not available to those that are planning to sell or rent their property.
Applicants must also meet income guidelines to qualify. The income guidelines are listed on the Souris Valley United Way Web site at www.svunitedway.com.
The application form can also be found on the Souris Valley United Way website. Completed applications should be mailed to the Souris Valley United Way office. Once the application has been received a committee will review each application for eligibility.
There are 3 categories of funding:
1. Homeowners who have rebuilt or are in the process of rebuilding may receive reimbursements for material and labor used to rebuild the main floor of the home. Once determined to be eligible homeowners will be asked to submit original receipts that have not been reimbursed under any other funding program.
2. Homeowners who are in the process of rebuilding or will be rebuilding the main floor of their home in the future may receive funds to purchase building materials at either Muus Lumber or Minot Lumber.
3. Homeowners deemed to be eligible for volunteer labor to rebuild the main floor of their home may receive building materials through the Recovery Warehouse and volunteer labor through Hope Village.
Connie Philipenko, Director of the Souris Valley Long Term Recovery Committee states, “We are very pleased to be able to offer this funding and volunteer help to flooded homeowners of Ward County.”