Historic Wilmington Foundation Announces Florence Fix-It Grant

Wilmington, North Carolina – October 9, 2018 In response to the hurricane, the nonprofit Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) is pleased to announce the Florence Fix-It Grant Program. This limited, small grant fund is specifically for owners of old houses and can be used toward their insurance deductibles or to repair storm-related property damage.

“Our mission is to preserve and protect the irreplaceable,” says Beth Rutledge, Executive Director of HWF. “Right now we can do that by helping people mend the older homes that comprise our unique neighborhoods here in Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear.”

Florence Fix-It grants are available to homeowners with houses 75 years or older in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties. Applicants may request up to $5,000. In addition to income guidelines, other stipulations of the grant include a post-repair inspection and use of historically appropriate materials.

Grant funds can only be used for a primary residence, and applicants awarded a grant will also be given a free membership to Historic Wilmington Foundation. Says Rutledge, “The character of the houses here is matched by those who live in them. HWF is so proud to support this community, and be part of it.”

Full details and the grant application are at www.historicwilmington.org/Florence; HWF will accept applications through November 16, 2018.

Founded in 1966, the Historic Wilmington Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear Region.

Lucy Pittman, Engagement Manager
Historic Wilmington Foundation