Northland Disaster Deadline Extended for Homeowners

By KBJR News 1

Northland Disaster Deadline Extended for Homeowners

December 21, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 1:40 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Residents affected by the June flash flood in northeast Minnesota now have until January 31 to file an application for assistance under the Quick Start Disaster Recovery Program.

This program, coordinated through the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, provides a no-interest loan of up to $40,000 for home repair which is forgiven if the owner remains in the home for 10 years.

To date, 93 loans for $1.4 million have been approved through the Quick Start Disaster Recovery Program.

To apply for a Quick Start Loan, you can visit the following locations:

o Arrowhead Economic Development Agency—AEOA:
702 South 3rd Ave
Virginia, MN 55792
800-662-5711, Ext. 288 or
218-749-2912, Ext. 288
Counties/tribal lands served: Cook, Lake, St. Louis, Itasca, Cass, the Fond du Lac and Grand Portage Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

o Lakes and Pines Community Action Council
1700 Maple Street E
Mora, MN 55051
800-832-6082 or 320-679-1800, Ext. 119
Counties/tribal lands served: Aitkin, Carlton, Crow Wing, Pine, the Fond du Lac and Grand Portage Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

o One Roof Community Housing
12 East 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55805
218-727-5372 Ext. 200
Area served: City of Duluth

1,700 homes were damaged in the June floods. During FEMA's week-long assessment, teams reported 17 destroyed homes, 154 homes with major damage, 419 with minor damage and 479 homes that had been affected by the flood waters.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns

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