Flood and Disaster Relief Available

As a result of the special session, $12.2 million is available from the Quick Start Disaster Recovery Program. The program includes Dakota County as a result of the storm damage that occurred this summer. Those who were not helped by the Small Business Administration or who need additional assistance may apply.

“The harsh weather this summer caused damage to public and private property,” said Sen. Metzen. “This assistance will aid private property owners in Dakota County who are in need of help getting their lives back in order.”

The Quick Start Disaster Recovery Program provides help when private insurance and federal assistance are not adequate to refurbish homes to pre-disaster conditions. The program provides a no-interest loan of up to $30,000 for home repair, which is forgiven if you stay in your home for 10 years. Funding for repairs to rental housing properties is also available. If you have incurred home repair expenses as a result of the disaster, you may be eligible for reimbursement under the Quick Start program. To apply, contact Three Rivers Community Action at: 1-800-277-8418.

“If I can be of any assistance as you apply for aid do not hesitate to contact my office,” stated Sen. Metzen. “I always appreciate hearing from constituents.” Sen. Metzen’s office can be contacted at: 651-296-4370 or sen.jim.metzen@senate.mn.
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Senator James Metzen
Sen. Metzen represented District 52, which includes portions of Dakota County in the southeastern Twin Cities metropolitan area. Sen. Metzen passed away shortly after the end of the 2016 Legislative Session.

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