Disaster Assistance Available from FEMA

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Housing Needs

    • Temporary Housing (a place to live for a limited period of time): Financial assistance may be available to rent a different place to live, or a government provided housing unit when rental properties are not available. Search for information about housing rental resources.
       
    • Repair: Financial assistance may be available to homeowners to repair damage from the disaster to their primary residence that is not covered by insurance. The goal is to make the damaged home safe, sanitary, and functional.
       
    • Replacement: Financial assistance may be available to homeowners to replace their home destroyed in the disaster that is not covered by insurance. The goal is to help the homeowner with the cost of replacing their destroyed home.
       
    • Permanent or Semi-Permanent Housing Construction: Direct assistance or money for the construction of a home. This type of help occurs only in insular areas or other locations specified by FEMA, where no other type of housing assistance is possible.

    What specific items are covered by "Housing Needs" assistance?
    Do I qualify for "Housing Needs" Assistance?

    Other than Housing Needs

    Money is available for necessary expenses and serious needs caused by the disaster. This includes:

    • Disaster-related medical and dental expenses.
       
    • Disaster-related funeral and burial expenses.
       
    • Clothing; household items (room furnishings, appliances); tools (specialized or protective clothing and equipment) required for your job; necessary educational materials (computers, school books, supplies).
       
    • Fuels for primary heat source (heating oil, gas).
       
    • Clean-up items (wet/dry vacuum, dehumidifier).
       
    • Disaster-related damage to a vehicle.
       
    • Moving and storage expenses related to the disaster (moving and storing property to avoid additional disaster damage while disaster-related repairs are being made to the home).
       
    • Other necessary expenses or serious needs as determined by FEMA.
       
    • Other expenses that are authorized by law.

    Do I qualify for "Other than Housing Needs" Assistance?

     

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    Last Updated: 
    08/10/2012 - 08:24