Scattered Site Housing

Scattered Site Housing grants are made to county governments for very low-income families

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Scattered Site Housing (SSH) grants enable local governments to address the most critical housing needs of very low income families (incomes at or below 50% of the area median income) throughout the county including participating municipalities.  Grants are made to approximately 33 county governments on a non-competitive rotating basis. 

In 2011, eligible participants include the following 33 counties and their interested non-entitlement municipalities: Alexander, Ashe, Bertie, Bladen, Camden, Caswell, Columbus, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Lee, Madison, Montgomery, Northampton, Onslow, Pender, Person, Polk, Rowan, Scotland, Surry, Transylvania, Warren, Wayne, and Yancey.

In 2012, eligible recipients include 31 counties and their interested non-entitlement counties:
Anson, Avery, Brunswick, Caldwell, Carteret, Catawba, Craven, Davidson, Duplin, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Graham, Granville, Greene, Hoke, Iredell, Jackson, Lenoir, Lincoln, Moore, Pamlico, Perquimans, Pitt, Randolph, Rutherford, Stanly, Tyrrell, Union, Watauga, Wilson, and Yadkin.

Maximum Amounts: County governments receive $400,000 every three years with funds targeted to very low-income homeowners for rehabilitation or relocation purposes. This grant amount includes 10% for administration and $7,000 for planning. Applications can also use up to 10% for an emergency repair local option. 

Applications and Guidelines: Counties must submit a detailed plan that includes input from all interested municipalities within the county describing how funds will be distributed to meet housing needs. 

Eligible activities include housing rehabilitation, substantial rehabilitation, relocation/clearance, reconstruction, and emergency repair. 

For additional information, contact:

Iris C. Payne
Programs and Compliance Section Chief
(919) 571-4900

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