Warminster, PA -- The Disaster Housing program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is working to ensure that all flood victims have safe, sanitary and secure housing.
"We want to make sure that no Pennsylvanian is without livable shelter because of the recent floods," said Pete Martinasco, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Pennsylvania floods. "The housing program can offer alternatives to people who have been unable to make their own arrangements for temporary housing."
Martinasco urges anyone who has been unable to find suitable housing following the floods to visit one of the two Disaster Recovery Centers. The Bucks County center is located at the old Home Place store on Street Road (Rt. 132) and Norristown Roads in Warminster; the Montgomery County center is located at the Upper Moreland Middle School, 4000 Orangemans Road in Hatboro.
At the Disaster Recovery Centers, housing counselors can help locate available rental units and other housing resources. They can also help people register for temporary housing assistance funds and other forms of state and federal aid.
The first step in getting any kind of flood related assistance is a teleregistration phone call to 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585).
FEMA's Disaster Housing Program assists homeowners and renters whose primary residence has been damaged by the disaster to find a safe place to live until their homes are repaired. Disaster housing assistance is given as a tax-free grant and does not have to be repaid.