Homeowner Recovery Program Reconstruction


Reconstruction is the demolition and rebuilding of a housing unit on the same lot in essentially the same footprint and manner of the original home. Below is more information on the reconstruction program. 


Program Details

During the Award Determination stage, the program will notify you if you are eligible for reconstruction. Reconstruction differs from rehabilitation in that it is a complete demolition and rebuilding of your home’s structure, while rehabilitation is the completion of repairs to the existing home structure.

ReBuild NC will default to a reconstruction award if the needed repairs meet program thresholds, if the home is deemed structurally unsound or if the home must be elevated. Reconstruction is the default award offered to applicants who have a mandatory elevation requirement.

Program decisions to reconstruct a home are based on the total estimated cost to repair the home or whether the home is located within the 100-year floodplain and requires a mandatory elevation. Additionally, homes that are condemned, demolished or unsafe to enter at the time of inspection, or as determined by the local municipality, are automatically provided a reconstruction award. Homes that are considered not suitable for rehabilitation during a pre-construction walkthrough may also receive a reconstruction award. For more information, please review the Homeowner Recovery Program policies here.

During the Award Determination stage, you will complete the program’s Household Composition Reverification Form, which verifies the individuals who are part of your household, including whether there has been any change to the household since the time of the initial application and whether any additional individuals are expected to join the household within the next year. The program will also verify income for any new household members and re-verify income for any household member(s) whose income verification is more than a year old. A member of the program team can assist you with completing all forms and answering any questions about your award. 

Reconstruction Floor Plans

ReBuild NC offers one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom single-family unit floorplans. All drawings and specifications provided by the program are designed in accordance with state and local building codes and meet HUD's Green Building Requirements.

Applicants who are eligible for reconstruction will be able to select a floorplan from a list provided on the program’s Floorplan Selection Form. Floorplans are based on the applicant’s household composition.

Applicants will receive the floorplan they selected on the Floorplan Selection Form, although this is subject to change depending on local jurisdiction building code requirements or issues with building the selected floorplan on the homeowner’s lot. The program must adhere to building code requirements and will amend floorplans to comply as needed.

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