Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 2, 2020)

04.02.2020

Click Here for the Latest Coronavirus Update >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

Note >> Executive Order No. 121 Goes Into Effect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 29

Read >> Frequently Asked Questions About Executive Order No. 121

Key Points

  • As of April 2, there are 23 positive cases of COVID-19, 225 pending test results and 457 confirmed negative test results, totaling 705 tests administered so far.
  • Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 is now in effect: Stay at home unless you are visiting an essential service or operation (like visiting the grocery store, pharmacy, medical office, or work), exercising outdoors or helping a family member. The order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others.
  • The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. Travelers returning after domestic travel from areas with widespread community transmission, cruise ships, riverboats, or by air travel should also self-quarantine at home for 14 days after returning.
  • Brunswick County requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary
  • The CDC now recommends people with mild COVID-19 symptoms stay home and call their doctor for medical advice.

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:

 

Brunswick County Schools Information/Updates

Applying for Rental Assistance

Eligibility Requirements

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Applying for Rental Assistance

Where to Apply for Assistance

The agency is currently not accepting new applications for the waiting list. When the application process is re-opened, you may complete a preliminary application at the Brunswick County Public Housing office. The office is located in building B of the government complex (60 Government Center Drive, Bolivia, NC). Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also telephone our office at 910-253-2222 and we’ll mail you a preliminary application.

Process for Receiving Rental Assistance

  • Family completes a preliminary application (if waiting list is open).
  • An initial determination of eligibility is made, and if eligible, the application is placed on the waiting list.
  • When the application reaches the top of the waiting list, the family will be notified by mail of the date to come in to complete the formal application and verify all household income and family composition.
  • If determined to be eligible, the family will be required to attend a Certification and Briefing session. The family will be issued a Housing Choice Voucher and a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA).
  • The family locates housing from an owner who is willing to participate in the Section 8 program.
  • The owner and family will complete the RFTA and submit it to the office along with a copy of the proposed lease agreement.
  • The Section 8 inspector will schedule an inspection to ensure the unit meets minimum Housing Quality Standards (HQS).
  • The owner and participant schedule an appointment for execution of the Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract.

 Certification and Briefing Session

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all new voucher holders to attend a Certification and Briefing session that will be presented in a group setting. If needed, an individual session may be requested. The Certification and Briefing session will last approximately two and a half (2 ½) hours.

During the briefing session, the family will be given a briefing booklet and will be issued a Housing Choice Voucher. The voucher is the family’s verification that the family is eligible for program participation. The voucher tells the family and landlord the unit bedroom size the family is eligible to receive and the date the voucher is scheduled to expire.

A briefing specialist will review the voucher and the booklet and will give a detailed explanation on how the program works, including an explanation of how to calculate your Gross Rent and 30% of your monthly adjusted income. The session will also include information about how to assist the owner in completing the Request for Tenancy Approval and will discuss family and owner obligations. The owner may request assistance from the housing agency for completion of the RFTA.

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Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brunswick County now requires individuals to first visit our website for services and to contact county departments via phone or email to see if we can assist you virtually to support social distancing for our residents and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an in-person visit to a county office is necessary, you will need to schedule an appointment first via the phone and/or email listed below.

Contact

60 GOVERNMENT CENTER DRIVE
BUILDING B

(910) 253-2222
mailto:catherine.lytch@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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