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The October 2015 flood resulted in extensive damage to residential and business property, as well as infrastructure, throughout Richland County. Recovering from this historic event will be a multi-year process. Please visit this page to stay informed on flood recovery information and news.
Contact the Richland County Community Development Department at 803-576-2230 for additional information about the flood recovery program.
Contacto el Richland County Departamento de desarrollo comunitario (803-576-2230) para obtener más información sobre el programa de recuperación de inundaciones, impreso en español.
리치 랜드 카운티 커뮤니티 개발 부서 (803-576-2230) 홍수 복구 프로그램에 대 한 자세한 내용은 연락처에에서 인쇄.
Registration is Open for Federal Housing Assistance and Mobile Home Replacement
Registration for federal housing assistance and mobile home replacement started Monday, May 15 and continues until 600 applications are received or until 5 p.m. June 15, whichever comes first. Homeowners affected by the October 2015 flood can register for federal assistance three ways:
- In person, by dropping off a completed registration form during regular business hours on the first floor of the County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton St., Columbia
- Emailing a completed registration form to RichlandCountyCDBGDR@sites.tetratech.com
- Postal mailing a completed registration form to Richland County Administration Building, CDBG-DR Office, First Floor, 2020 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29204
Click here to download the registration form.
Registering does not guarantee that federal aid will be received. Click here for important information about submitting the forms. CDBG-DR funds are prioritized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist low- and moderate-income, elderly and disabled households. Click here to access the HUD income limits.
Click here to watch Returning Home: Richland County's Flood Recovery
Flood Recovery Assistance Funds and Action Plans
Richland County is committed to efficiently and effectively addressing the long-term needs of flood victims through programs designed to help residents, businesses and public infrastructure. Richland County is seeking funding for flood recovery from several sources, including a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), a Hazard Mitigation Grant and Flood Mitigation Assistance. Click here to read important information and documents about these funding sources.
Click here to read the approved CDBG-DR Action Plan that was approved by HUD on Nov. 16, 2016. Click below to read the draft CDBG-DR Action Plan that was presented to the public for input.
Richland County Draft Action Plan for Flood Recovery (English) (Spanish) (Korean)
Click here to read the public comments for the draft CDBG-DR Action Plan. Click here to read the Notice of Intent to Release Funds.
Blue Ribbon Committee
The Blue Ribbon Committee, established by County Council to serve as a stakeholder group representing the whole community, makes recommendations to Council about flood recovery efforts and how best to use flood relief funds. Click here
for more information.
Richland County created a Citizen Participation Plan to detail how residents can participate and stay engaged in the planning, implementation and assessment of the County's flood recovery process. Click here to learn more.
Intermediate Recovery Implementation Plan
This plan outlines Richland County’s strategy for intermediate recovery operations and is designed in conjunction with the South Carolina Intermediate Recovery Implementation Plan and the Richland County Long Term Recovery Plan. Click here
to read the plan.
Quarterly Performance Reports
HUD will regularly conduct evaluations of Richland County's flood recovery actions with regard to the CDBG-DR grant. Click here to read those reports.
Richland County's Flood Recovery Process Receives National Praise
Several local and state agencies, as well as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), have applauded Richland County for the transparency and public outreach of its flood recovery process. Click here to see a report detailing the County's methods for recovery, and click here to read a news release about the positive attention the County has received.
One Year Anniversary Flood Memorial Ceremony
to watch the one year anniversary flood memorial ceremony and plaque dedication held in Richland County Council Chambers on October 5, 2016.
Richland County Council Actions on Flood Recovery
Richland County Council has taken several actions as the County recovers from the October flooding, beginning with approving $1.5 million for flood relief efforts the day after flooding occurred. Click here for a list of actions.
Read flood-related news releases distributed to local media and posted on the County website by the Richland County Public Information Office. Click here for a list of news releases.
Immediate Flood Information
Click here to view a section of the County's website dedicated to flood information that was initiated Oct. 6, 2015.
Click here to watch a video by the Public Information Office about Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs) working on flood recovery efforts in Richland County.