Hurricane Ike Repair Assistance Available

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Hurricane Ike Repair Assistance Available

Published on June 18, 2013 by Larry Crippen

Walker County residents whose homes sustained damage during Hurricane Ike are encouraged to attend a Hurricane Ike Intake/Outreach day on Thursday, June 20th at the Huntsville Public Library from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Hurricane Ike home repair assistance is still available to those whose homes were damaged by the storm which took place on September 13, 2008.

H-GAC Ike Disaster Recovery Housing Program–Round 2 is funded by the U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Texas General Land Office.

City of Huntsville Community Development Specialist Dr. Sherry McKibben said,  “We want to encourage any and all residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ike to come out, put in an application for assistance, and let the process help” them. She said, “There is no cost to apply for participation in the program, and we want to see as much funding as possible come to deserving homes in our county.”

In addition to H-GAC being on hand at the Huntsville Public Library, the City of Huntsville Community Development office will also be on hand to provide information about other housing initiatives, including the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and the HOME Program.

For more information on Hurricane Ike assistance and how to apply, please contact Zelia Brown, Administrator, toll free at (877-442-2777.

For information on NSP and HOME programs, contact Dr. Sherry McKibben at (936) 291-5428 or Lindsey Owings, Program Administrator, at (936) 291-5459.

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