How HUD Can Help

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is helping displaced households recover from Hurricane Matthew.

HUD disaster-related services for North Carolina include:

Disaster assistance for those who lived in public housing, a Section 8 unit or have a Housing Choice Voucher. Survivors should contact the housing provider that assisted them before the disaster and contact HUD at (336) 851-8058 or email at

Homeowner information and assistance regarding foreclosure or questions about next steps with their home. Survivors may contact a HUD-approved housing counseling agency by calling 800-569-4287. Survivors do not have to have a FHA loan to meet with a HUD approved housing counseling agency and there is never a fee for foreclosure prevention counseling.

Survivors believing they have experienced housing discrimination after the disaster should call 888-560-8913. Persons with questions about housing discrimination may call 800-669-9777.

Individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew are encouraged to register online at, download the FEMA app, or call 800-621-3362 for voice, 711, Video Relay Service, or other relay service. Survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have difficulty speaking and use a TTY, should call 800-462-7585 directly.