Colville Tribes to Receive Federal Aid for Destruction of Summer Wildfires After Major Emergency Declaration
Confederate tribal areas of the Colville Reservation affected by last summer’s wildfires will receive federal disaster assistance after President Joe Biden issued a declaration of major disaster, the US Department said this week. Housing and Urban Development.
Biden released the Colville reservation statement on Wednesday.
As of today, the HUD is providing assistance with foreclosures in counties covered by the disaster declaration and making mortgage insurance available for mortgages and home refurbishment, according to a press release from HUD .
The HUD Section 203 (h) program provides Federal Housing Administration insurance to disaster victims whose homes have been destroyed or damaged to the point where reconstruction or replacement was necessary, according to the HUD statement. Borrowers from participating FHA Approved Lenders are eligible for 100% financing, including closing costs.
HUD’s Section 203 (k) Loan Program allows those who have lost their home to finance the purchase or refinancing of a home, as well as its repair, through a single mortgage. It also allows owners of damaged homes to finance the rehabilitation of their existing home, HUD said.
The HUD is also sharing information with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Colville Reservation on housing providers who may have units available in affected counties.
HUD-approved housing counseling agencies have counselors available to help those affected by wildfires determine assistance needs and available resources.
HUD’s Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office is available to help people who believe they have experienced housing discrimination. Housing discrimination sometimes occurs when people try to find and access housing following a disaster, HUD said.
For more information, visit hud.gov.