May 1, 2014 2:16 pm

Calgary flood victims offered financial help through permit grant program

A police car sits stuck in a parking lot of an apartment building after heavy rains have caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuation in Calgary, Alta., Friday, June 21, 2013.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – The City of Calgary and Canadian Red Cross are teaming up to help homeowners still recovering from last year’s destructive flood.

Beginning on Thursday, those needing financial help repairing, restoring or rebuilding their property can apply to the Flood Permit Grant program to cover the costs of new permit applications.

Up to $7,000 per property is available to those who qualify.

The program only applies to new permit applications submitted May 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 and is not retroactive.

“The City recognizes that a number of property owners are still struggling to put their properties back in working order,” says Mark Sasges, Flood Recovery Coordinator, Development & Building Approvals. “Which is why Council is supporting this pilot program to help them financially.”

Calgarians interested in applying for the grant program are asked to contact the Red Cross at 1-866-696-6484.

For more information about the program, visit:

  • Calgary.ca/floodrecovery
  • Contact 311
  • Contact Canadian Red Cross at redcross.ca or by calling 1-866-696-6484.
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