Storm Recovery Alliance
The Storm Recovery Alliance (SRA) is a coalition of local agencies, along with the City of Greensboro, formed to coordinate the community’s response to the recent tornado and other severe storms. The SRA is committed to strengthening public outreach, prioritizing and coordinating services to those with the greatest need. The SRA meets every other week at the Greensboro Housing Hub, 1031 Summit Ave.
SRA Recovery Resources
The SRA consists of representatives of City Council, City staff and local nonprofit agencies, working in the following capacities:
- Direct Assistance, Rehousing and Case Management:
American Red Cross, Greensboro Housing Coalition, Salvation Army, Greensboro Urban Ministry, Greensboro Housing Authority, Goodwill Industries, Turning Point 180, Housing Consultants Group, Ready4Change and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro
Housing Developers & Home Repair Organizations:
Habitat for Humanity, Community Housing Solutions, East Greensboro Now, Piedmont Triad Regional Council and Partnership Homes
- Volunteer Coordination & Community Outreach:
Greensboro Volunteer Center, East Greensboro Collective and North Carolina A&T State University.
Fact Sheet - Disaster Survivor Assistance - May 21, 2018
FEMA, FAQ about Individual Assistance - May 18, 2018
FEMA registration flyer (available in both English and Spanish) - May 14, 2018
US Small Business Administration Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans - May 16, 2018
Donations for tornado recovery efforts have surpassed $780,000. These funds are being disbursed to agencies assisting with providing resources to the survivors of the April 15 tornado.
Additionally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing assistance with more than $650,000 going to housing and other needs. To date, FEMA has approved 222 registrations and housing assistance in the amount of $341,110 with another $308,137 covering other needs assistance.
- Donations are being received by the United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and administered under the direction of the City of Greensboro.
- The Greensboro Housing Coalition is managing relocation assistance for nearly 173 households that submitted applications. The agency is using donations for deposits, rent, counseling services, etc.
- The Housing Consultants Group is using funds from the NC Realtors and recovery donations to help eligible homeowners pay their mortgage, help renters pay rent, and assist those impacted with meeting insurance deductibles. To date 93 persons have received rent or mortgage assistance and 48 persons have received assistance with their insurance deductibles.
- Community Housing Solutions and Habitat for Humanity are using donations to assist home repairs. To date 25 homes have been identified for repair.
- The Salvation Army has received 411 referrals for assistance in meeting basic needs. The agency has re-housed eight families and is assisting seven families with locating housing.
- The Salvation Army is allocating donations to provide recovery support services, such as 1,080 bags of nonperishable food and household supplies; 1,182 clothing and meal vouchers; rental assistance; utility assistance; hotel vouchers; gift cards for purchasing supplies to meet basic needs; and GTA bus passes.
Local funding partners include the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro. To date donations have gone toward housing stability, which includes rental assistance, security deposits, utility assistance, food and transportation expenses, household supplies, etc. Funding is made available to local nonprofit organizations providing housing stability services.
Displaced homeowners may also contact the American Red Cross at 336-333-2111 to see if they qualify for disaster relief funds.
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