(As of Jan. 11, 2020, unless otherwise noted)
- Applicants should stay in touch with FEMA to keep their recovery on track. Missing or incorrect information could result in delays in receiving assistance.
- Survivors can stay in touch the following ways: Visit DisasterAssistance.gov; download the FEMA app; or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
- While the deadline to apply with FEMA has passed, late applications may be accepted on a case-by case basis.
- 332 individuals and households have been approved for more than $1.7 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
- More than $9.7 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 77 homeowners and renters and four businesses as of Jan. 8.
- Nearly $1.2 million in grants approved for housing repairs or replacement for 218 homeowners.
- $584,374 in grants have been approved for personal property, transportation and other disaster-related serious needs for 276 applicants.
- 689 home inspections have been issued with 99 percent completed.
- Marion is one of four Oregon counties approved to participate in FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Program.
- In Marion/Linn counties, construction for FEMA temporary housing began Dec. 30.
- Once completed, the new site in Mill City is expected to hold up to 16 temporary housing units.
- Temporary housing is provided one of two ways: recreational vehicles (RVs) and Manufactured Housing Units (mobile homes).
- Survivor housing units are chosen by FEMA based on the survivor family composition and needs, as well as to ensure that requirements for access or functional needs are met.
- Ongoing participation in the program, which can last until March 2022, depends on each survivor’s efforts to find a permanent housing solution and following the rules established by the park and FEMA.