Public Notice

Public Notice

Information About New Flood Maps and Flood Ordinance Changes

06.13.2018

Brunswick County is considering adopting new flood maps and amending the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA regularly updates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) using studies to improve the maps and ensure their accuracy. The last maps FEMA approved for our area were adopted in 2006; since then, FEMA has worked to study and improve these maps. Now that FEMA has approved updated maps, Brunswick County can adopt them and continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

To view the current effective maps or the preliminary maps on the State’s website, visit the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) – Flood Maps, which will automatically show the current effective maps. To view the preliminary maps, in the top right corner of the page, click on “Effective” and change to “Preliminary.” This will allow the viewer to see the maps being adopted on August 28, 2018.

Brunswick County will be scheduling a public hearing about these changes, and a public informational workshop will be held on July 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the County Commissioners Chambers, at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia, NC.

For more information about the proposed changes to the Flood Maps and the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, click here.

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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Brunswick County Public Housing Agency (BCPHA) administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program. This is the only program administered by the agency.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families to rent decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since the rental assistance program is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find and lease privately-owned housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, and mobile homes. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets program requirements.

Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers are administered locally by public and Indian housing agencies (HAs). The Housing Agency (HA) receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program. The housing agency is not a federal department.

A family that is issued a rental voucher is responsible for finding and selecting a suitable rental unit of the family’s choice. This unit may include the family’s present residence. Rental units must meet minimum Housing Quality Standards (HQS) as determined by the housing agency. A rental subsidy is paid directly to the landlord on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.

Eligibility for program participation is determined by the HA based on the total gross annual income and the family size. Please see income limits to determine if you are income eligible for program participation.

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