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00000177-efb4-dee4-afff-efbec58a0000Gathered below is WHQR's ongoing reporting and CoastLine coverage regarding NHRMC.

NHC Commissioners Vote To Restrict Appointments To Hospital Foundation Board

  At Monday afternoon’s meeting, New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved $1.3 million in CARES Act funding to create two new programs: child care support, and housing assistance. The meeting also ended with a motion not on the agenda.

Now that K-12 schools are opening online-only families can apply to receive a child care subsidy of $155 per child per week for 12 weeks. And families who qualify for the program must send them to a participating licensed facility in the County.

In addition to child care, the County is also offering a one-time payment up to $2,000 for residents to avoid eviction or foreclosure. County officials say ‘family assessments’ will be completed to determine need.  

The Commissioners separately approved a special use permit for Seacoast Christian Academy to open a child care center, and funded debris removal for Hurricane Isaias. 

As the meeting ended, Commission Chair Julia Olson-Boseman offered a surprise motion that would restrict appointments to the board of the foundation that will control the $1.25 billion dollar proceeds from the sale of the hospital: 

“I would like to make a motion that any members of the New Hanover Regional Board of Trustees or any elected official will not be allowed to be on that foundation for a period of two years after leaving office.”  

The motion passed 4-1 with Vice-Chair Pat Kusek voting ‘no.’  

Click here for the New Hanover County’s Press Release on COVID-19 Child Care & Housing Assistance Programs

Click here for New Hanover County’s Child Care Assistance and Housing Assistance Applications.