ONSLOW COUNTY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENTMANUFACTURED HOME DEMOLITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Manufactured Home Demolition Assistance Program (MHDAP) was adopted by the Onslow County Board of Commissioners in July 2007 and amended in October 2008, October 2009 and September 2012. In order to be eligible for the MHDAP, a manufactured home owner must first either fill out a voluntary Request for Abandoned Manufactured Home Designation Form or be found to be in violation of either the Onslow County Solid Waste Management Ordinance or the Minimum Housing Ordinance. Program application forms can be accessed via the link on this page.
Onslow County acknowledges that the citizen has a responsibility to remove the nuisance from their property; but at the same time recognizes that costs of removal are high and that those high costs can be a legitimate barrier to elimination of the violating structure. Some people simply do not have the financial means to have an abandoned manufactured home removed. Under the MHDAP, Onslow County pays a significant percentage of the costs for removal and the violator pays a much lower percentage (in most cases). Onslow County currently is under contract with the North Carolina Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach (NCDEAO) to demolish abandoned manufactured homes under the AMH pilot reimbursement grant program. Eligibility is determined based on household income and number of persons residing in the household. W-2 tax forms and pay stubs are used to verify income. Onslow County utilizes an informal bid process in order to contract with local demolition businesses. By implementing the MHDAP, Onslow County aspires to eliminate a much greater number of abandoned manufactured homes that have become a nuisance to the general public. In order to apply for the MHDAP, an applicant must do the following:
Matthew Stuart, PlannerPlanning & Development Department604 College StreetJacksonville, NC 28540(910) 989-3081