Rental units sought for Chapel Hill flood victims
Posted July 5, 2013
Updated July 6, 2013
Chapel Hill, N.C. — Orange County authorities are asking for the public’s help to find rental property for residents displaced by flooding.
The Department of Housing, Human Rights and Community Development is looking for property managers, apartment communities or homeowners who have vacant units for rent in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. The area was inundated with 4.66 inches of rain that fell Sunday and Monday, flooding nearly 150 town houses and apartments in the Estes Drive area.
All properties will be listed in a referral database that will be available to caseworkers who are assisting flood victims.
Anyone with available rental property is asked to call the department at 919-245-2490.
The Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross will continue to operate a shelter at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill through 7 p.m. Friday. The organization will also staff an Assistance Center at University Mall on Estes Drive.
The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Residents seeking assistance from the Red Cross may call 919-903-0676, 919-903-0677, 919-903-0678 and 919-903-0679.