New initiative brings hope to flood survivors

By KBJR News 1

New initiative brings hope to flood survivors

October 9, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 1:53 PM CDT

Northlander's affected by June's record flooding have a new way for finding the help they need to rebuild homes and communities.

A coalition of nonprofit and faith-based organizations, including Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS), have teamed up to create Flood Homes with Hope, to help homeowners find the resources they need to return their homes to a safe, sanitary and secure environment.

More than 1,7000 homes endured significant damage and only five to 10% of those households had insurance that would cover it, according to the project's website.

Flood Homes with Hope is encouraging flood survivors to apply for disaster relief loans from the Small Business Administration before the October 15 deadline.

LSS is joining in the recovery effort by providing a trained, supervised staff of disaster case managers to work with individuals and their families in the disaster regions, including, Superior, Douglas, St. Louis, Carlton, Aitkin, Lake and Pine counties, and the Fond du Lac Reservation.

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