(TNS) – Disaster-related recovery assistance is still available from FEMA, HUD and voluntary organizations.
As of Tuesday, $119,971 has been paid out to 172 Lee County residents and assistance is also available to non-U.S. Citizens.
“The recovery from Hurricane Matthew is far from over,” said Mike Sprayberry, NC Emergency Management director.
North Carolina residents who are non-U.S citizens and are survivors of Hurricane Matthew may be eligible for FEMA disaster assistance if they have a Social Security number, permanent resident card (green card) or if a minor child who lives in the household has a Social Security number.
To qualify for assistance from FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, the applicant or at least one member of a household must be a non-citizen national of the United States or a qualified alien (green cardholder, someone with legal status due to asylum, refugee or other humanitarian reason).
Applicants are required to sign a Declaration and release form, stating that applicants are non-citizens, nationals or a qualified aliens. If applicants are unable to sign the forms, another adult household member, who is eligible, can sign.
Undocumented parents or guardians can apply on the behalf of a minor child, who lives with them and who is a U.S. Citizen or

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