News and Media: Disaster 4724

Press Releases & Fact Sheets

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Although FEMA is leasing rental units on Maui to house wildfire survivors, the FEMA Direct Lease program is rejecting properties that illegally force tenants out so landlords could gain higher rents from the FEMA program.
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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell joined Hawai‘i Governor Josh Green, M.D., and Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen for a long-term recovery meeting to discuss and witness a firsthand view of the progress made on Maui.
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– It is when Tom Liu talks about all the cherished family heirlooms that were swept away as wildfires raced through his tiny rural community that you begin to understand the enormity of his loss.
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During the past six months, state, local and federal officials, nonprofits and community leaders have helped thousands of displaced survivors find a place to stay, feed their families, and access financial aid, crisis counseling and other services.
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FEMA is hiring Hawaiʻi residents to support the Maui wildfire recovery effort. Jobs are available on Oʻahu and Maui. Qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and a desire to serve are needed immediately. These temporary positions start as 120-day appointments and may be extended up to one year depending on the needs of the recovery mission. Benefits include sick leave and up to 11 paid holidays.
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PDFs, Graphics & Multimedia

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Final Environmental Assessment including FONSI signed 2/7/2024 for Kaʻanapali Temporary Group Housing Site, FEMA-DR-4724-HI, February 2024

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Appendices H-L for Draft Environmental Assessment for Kaʻanapali Temporary Group Housing Site, FEMA-DR-4724-HI, January 2024

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Appendices A-G for Draft Environmental Assessment for Kaʻanapali Temporary Group Housing Site, FEMA-DR-4724-HI, January 2024

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Draft Environmental Assessment for Kaʻanapali Temporary Group Housing Site, FEMA-DR-4724-HI, January 2024

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Public Notice for Kaʻanapali Temporary Group Housing Site, FEMA-DR-4724-HI, January 2024

DR-4724-HI Owner of Shor-Term Rental Properties Rental Properties Wanted
DR-4724-HI Owner of Short-Term Rental Properties Rental Properties Wanted Graphic

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DR-4724-HI Continued Temporary Housing Assistance Flyer

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Hawaii How to Apply for Disaster Assistance - PSA Audio

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Hawaii Wildfires How to Apply for Disaster Assistance - Forest Service PSA Audio

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Hawaii Wildfires How to Apply for Disaster Assistance - FEMA PSA Audio