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ReBuild NC Homeowner Recovery Program application period closing April 21

More than 1,100 completed projects to date

RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolinians whose homes were impacted by hurricanes Matthew or Florence have until 5 p.m. Friday, April 21 to apply for the ReBuild NC Homeowner Recovery Program. Supported by the state’s HUD Community Development Block Grant‒Disaster Recovery funding, the program rebuilds or restores homes for eligible homeowners in counties identified as most impacted and distressed by the two storms. The program has completed 1,103 construction projects to date, making it possible for those families to return to safer, more resilient homes. 

The application period closeout will not impact existing Homeowner Recovery Program awards, ongoing projects, case management or customer service. Current program participants with questions should contact their assigned case manager or call 833-ASK-RBNC (833-275-7262) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The fastest way to apply to the Homeowner Recovery Program is through the online application. Interested homeowners may also call 833-ASK-RBNC (833-275-7262) to schedule an appointment at the nearest regional ReBuild NC Center. Visit the ReBuild NC website for more information about center locations and hours of operation.  

The Homeowner Recovery Program is administered by the N.C. Department of Public Safety’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR). In addition to homeowner recovery, NCORR administers programs that include strategic buyout, mitigation, resiliency, community development and affordable housing. Learn more about NCORR programs at:

New homeowner down payment program available in Pender County

North Carolina has a new homeowner downpayment assistance program in 16 Eastern counties that were severely hit by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. Pender County residents are eligible, as well as Bladen, Craven, Jones, Brunswick, Cumberland, New Hanover Robeson, Cartaret, Duplin, Onslow, Scotland, Columbus, Edgecombe, Pamlico, and Wayne counties.
For more info, click here for more information.

Board of Elections meetings

The Pender County Board of Elections will have a Meeting Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at the Board of Elections Office at 6 p.m. for the purpose of a supplemental absentee and provisional ballot review.

The Pender County Board of Elections will meet on Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. to Canvass (certify) election results at the office, 807 W. Walker St. in Burgaw.

The PORT is open for permitting use

Pender County is pleased to announce that our central permitting software, known as the PORT, is now reopened.

We appreciate everyone’s patience while we worked to improve this vital service.

While we are confident that the system should function as intended for each user, we fully expect for some users to find problems or glitches with the PORT as we move through the next few weeks. We also will be continuing to make improvements as we begin to fully realize the new tools we have at our disposal, so things may continue to look slightly different over time.

Should you encounter an issue, please do not hesitate to contact us at 910-259-1201 or by email at so that we can start the process to correct those issues in short order.

While we believe the PORT to be a convenient tool for the submission of all building and construction permits, Pender County Planning & Community Development continues to accept all applications and will always assist anyone with the permit process in person at either our Burgaw or Hampstead offices.


Update on the EnerGov PORT software

For those who use Pender County’s PORT for permitting requests, the County Staff continues to work with our vendors and support personnel on upgrades to the County’s central permitting software known as the PORT.
While the upgrade performed yesterday was a success overall, Staff has identified inconsistencies that must be corrected prior to reopening the PORT to ensure that user experiences are consistent and predictable.
Staff will continue to provide updates throughout the day and hope to have the PORT back up and running as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience while we work to improve County services and we apologize for any inconvenience.


Pursuant to NCGS 143-318.12: The Pender County Board of Commissioners hereby provides public notice of a Special Meeting of the Board as follows:

Time:              Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 4 p.m.

Place:             BOCC Meeting Room

805 S. Walker Street

Burgaw, NC 28425

Purpose:        The Board will meet to consider the following items:

  • Discussion of legal issues regarding contracts

No other discussion or action will take place.

Please note this is a closed session meeting ITEM 3 Attorney Client.

Posted and distributed this the 23rd of August 2022.


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