FEMA is actively contacting California Wildfire survivors to determine their housing needs and working diligently to identify additional short-term and long-term housing options. The deadline to register for disaster assistance is 1/31/2019. Apply today at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.
Individuals or businesses that suffered damages from Hurricane Michael can check their eligibility for different types of disaster assistance online, by calling 800-621-3362, or by visiting a disaster recovery center.
Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018
On Oct. 5, 2018, President Trump signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 into law, these reforms acknowledge the shared responsibility of disaster response and recovery, aim to reduce the complexity of FEMA and build the nation’s capacity for the next catastrophic event.
Super Typhoon Yutu
This week on the podcast, we had a discussion with , Kevin Smith, director of the DHS center for faith and opportunity initiatives to discuss how both FEMA and nongovernmental partners to help shape a national culture of preparedness, but also to help make America more resilient in the face of disasters.
There are new procedures in place to access your online FEMA assistance account on DisasterAssistance.gov.