Quincy, MA -- Grants totaling more than $6.8 million have been issued throughout eastern Massachusetts for disaster housing assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
"Checks have gone to eligible homeowners, and renters affected by the severe storms and flooding, March 5 through April 16 in Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties," said Federal Coordinating Officer Louis H. Botta.
"Fast and efficient distribution of these essential funds to storm victims has been our goal. Housing assistance has been provided to more than 4,221 applicants," he said.
State Coordinating Officer and Director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Stephen J. McGrail, points out, "Residents who were affected by the flooding can still register. June 9 is the deadline to do this."
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved 221 disaster loans for a total of $2,441,300. The first checks were issued on Tuesday, April 17, seven days after the Presidential disaster declaration.
The FEMA toll-free registration number is 1-800-462-9029. Those with hearing or speech impairments may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Registration may be made between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., EDT, Monday through Friday.