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The County of Lexington experienced catastrophic levels of rainfall due to the October 2015 Flood event. Intense rain along with breached dams and converging creeks and tributaries produced historic flooding, forcing many citizens to seek emergency shelter. Ultimately, the flood caused millions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and county infrastructure.
Due to the flooding disaster, the County of Lexington was allocated $16,332,000 as part of Section 420 of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations action of 2016 (Public Law 114-113). The HUD allocation will assist with necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in most impacted and distressed areas. These funds are commonly referred to as Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery or CDBG - DR funds.
A detailed Action Plan has been submitted and approved by HUD for the allocated CDBG-DR grant funds to be released to the county.
Translación a español de la información presentada en esta y otras páginas relacionadas al Programa de la Subvención en Bloque para el Desarrollo de la Comunidad para la Recuperación de Desastres del Condado de Lexington está disponible por escrito y por interpretación oral. Para pedir estos servicios de interpretación, favor de contactar el Condado de Lexington a 803-785-8121 o por correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish language interpretation of the information presented on this and other pages related to the County of Lexington’s CDBG Disaster Recovery Program is available in written and/or in oral interpretation formats.
Other languages may be available in written and/or in oral interpretation formats as necessary. To request these language services, please contact the County of Lexington at 803-785-8121 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
CDBG-DR Federal Register(PDF) (Federal provisions for how allocated funds can be spent)
Lexington County CDBG-Disaster Recovery is offering two program options to home owners for unmet need assistance, Buyout and Rehabilitation. If your home was damaged due to the October 2015 flood, please contact the Lexington County CDBG-Disaster Recovery office at (803)785-8121 to apply for assistance. Lexington County CDBG-Disaster Recovery office will work with you to obtain all required documents for program consideration.