Nonprofit group offers affordable housing – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount-Edgecombe Community Development Corp. is continuing to help stimulate growth in Edgecombe County.

In an effort to spur residential development and to revive and encourage homeownership in East Rocky Mount, the nonprofit organization recently constructed two new homes in the Genesis Estates subdivision off Meadowbrook Road, said Kevin Harris, housing project manager for the community development corporation.

“We’re helping the individuals because home ownership is still one of the best ways to develop wealth,” Harris said. “By building these homes for one it’s going to help the tax base for the city and create jobs for the developers.” (Read more)

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Hurricane Matthew: Meetings to outline flood recovery – Rocky Mount Telegram

Lawyers specializing in storm recovery are holding another round of meetings next week in Eastern North Carolina beginning Tuesday in Tarboro.

The meetings will focus on financial recovery and the importance of holding insurers accountable for the full and fair resolution of flood victims’ insurance claims, said Florida-based attorney Tom Young. The town hall-type meetings will be co-hosted by Raleigh attorneys Ben Whitley and Jim Crouse.

The Hurricane Matthew recovery legal help meetings are set for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning in Tarboro before moving to Lumberton and Fayetteville.

Young said Twin Counties residents, elected officials and other community leaders are encouraged to attend the Tarboro meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites in Tarboro. (Read more)