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Possible Sheltering and Housing Assistance for Disaster Survivors

Disaster survivors with damage to their primary residence may be eligible for FEMA Sheltering and Housing Assistance.

Rental Assistance

Transitional Sheltering Assistance

Home Repair/Replacement

Direct Temporary Housing

Rental Assistance

Financial assistance may be available for eligible survivors who need a place to temporarily live while their home is repaired, or until they secure permanent housing.

Who May Be Eligible?

A disaster survivor:

  • Whose home is uninhabitable as a result of the disaster
  • Who agrees to relocate
  • Whose housing needs are not covered by insurance

Learn how to apply.

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Transitional Sheltering Assistance

If approved for the disaster, FEMA may provide temporary sheltering using participating hotels for eligible disaster survivors.

Who May Be Eligible?

A disaster survivor:

  • Who is displaced and taking refuge in emergency shelter locations
  • Whose home is unlivable or inaccessible due to the disaster

Learn how to apply.

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Home Repair/Replacement

Financial assistance may be available for eligible homeowners to rebuild or make basic repairs so their home is safe, sanitary and functional.

Who May Be Eligible?

A homeowner:

  • Whose primary residence is determined to be uninhabitable after a FEMA inspection
  • Who has a housing need not covered by insurance

Learn how to apply.

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Direct Temporary Housing

This type of assistance provides temporary use of FEMA-issued temporary transportable housing units to eligible survivors.

Who May Be Eligible?

A disaster survivor:

  • Whose primary home is destroyed or uninhabitable as a result of major damage caused by the disaster
  • Who has no other practical temporary housing options available within a reasonable commuting distance due to a lack of available rental resources

Learn how to apply.

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Last updated September 2, 2021