Residents affected by the historic October 2015 floods are encouraged to attend one of six public meetings Richland County will hold in May to provide information on registering to receive federal funding to assist in recovering from the natural disaster.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Richland County will receive $23.5 million for flood recovery efforts. The funding will be administered through the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.
Residents will receive information about housing rehabilitation and mobile home replacement assistance during the meetings, which will be held in advance of the registration intake process scheduled to begin May 15.
Residents can attend the meeting location that is most convenient for them. All sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.:
· Monday, May 1
Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center, 8614 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins
· Wednesday, May 3
Gadsden Park Community Center, 1668 S. Goodwin Circle, Gadsden
· Thursday, May 4
Crane Creek Gymnasium, 7405 Fairfield Road, Columbia
· Tuesday, May 9 (two meetings)
St. Andrews Park, 920 Beatty Road, Columbia
North Springs Park Community Center, 1320 Clemson Road, Columbia
· Thursday, May 11
Richland County Decker Center Community Room, 2500 Decker Blvd., Columbia
Although residents are encouraged to attend, attendance is not mandatory to apply for funding assistance.
For current flood recovery information, visit www.rcgov.us/floodrecovery, email email@example.com or call 888-964-1589.