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Assistance For July 14, 2020 Flooding

For immediate release

 

Media Contact:

Georgia Crownhart, 715-839-6240 [email protected]         

 

Alternate Contact:

Jessica Oleson-Bue, 715-726-7935  [email protected]

 

Grant funds are available through the Community Development Block Grant – Emergency Assistance Program to low-to-moderate income homeowners who had flood damage to their homes due to the heavy rain on July 14, 2020 in Eau Claire County.

 

The damaged home must be the owner’s principal place of residence. If the property is a rental unit, the tenants must meet program eligibility requirements. Outbuildings, sheds and other non-dwelling units are not eligible.  Households living within the City limits of Eau Claire are not eligible for this fund.  Eligible households must have an annual gross income not to exceed the amounts below:

 

Household size

Eau Claire County

1 person

$42,950

 

2 people

$49,100

 

3 people

$ 55,250

 

4 people

$ 61,350

 

5 people

$ 66,300

 

6 people

$ 71,200

 

7 people

$ 76,100

 

8 people

$ 81,000

 

 

The assistance program will provide grants to homeowners for repairs related directly to the storm on July 14, 2020.  The funds can be used to repair or replace furnaces, water heaters, pressure tanks for wells, damaged flooring, wall covering, sheetrock and insulation, ceiling materials, remediation of mold, and to repair basement exterior walls or foundations, and other eligible repairs. Funds cannot be used for cleaning or cosmetic repairs.

 

Funds can be used to reimburse a household for repairs that have already been completed if they can demonstrate the damage was caused by the July 14, 2020 event, and they have receipts. 

 

Households who believe they might be eligible for assistance should contact Colleen at Eau Claire County Housing Authority at 715-839-6240.  The information can be taken over the phone and would not obligate the caller to participation.