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 weekly at the Greensboro Housing Hub, 1301 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: The Greensboro Volunteer Center, East Greensboro Collective and North Carolina A&T State University.
Fact Sheet - Disaster Recovery Centers - May 21, 2018
Fact Sheet - Disaster Survivor Assistance - May 21, 2018
FEMA, FAQ about Individual Assistance - May 18, 2018
FEMA, Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Guilford County - May 16, 2018
FEMA registration flyer (available in both English and Spanish) - May 14, 2018
FEMA Public Notice - intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by the tornado and severe storms - May 16, 2018
US Small Business Administration Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans - May 16, 2018
Donations for tornado recovery efforts have surpassed $600,000. 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 $500,000 going to housing and other needs. To date, FEMA has approved 164 registrations and Housing assistance in the amount of $282,172 with another $219,280 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 150 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.
- Community Housing Solutions is using donations to assist with electrical box reconnection and related electric utility needs.
- The Salvation Army has received 75 referrals for assistance in meeting basic needs. The agency has re-housed four families and is assisting six families with locating housing.
- The Salvation Army is allocating donations to provide recovery support services, such as 455 bags of nonperishable food; 118 bags of household supplies; 210 clothing 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 the 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 can also contact the American Red Cross at 336-333-2111 to see if they qualify for disaster relief funds.
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