Additional Resources Available for Hurricane Idalia Survivors

Release Date:
September 14, 2023

In addition to FEMA, there are many resources that a survivor from Hurricane Idalia can turn to for help. Working both independently and in cooperation with FEMA, many federal, state, and local agencies are ready to assist.

Agricultural Assistance

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnered with FEMA and other organizations to create the Disaster Resource Center

Cleanup Help Free

  • Call 800-451-1954, through Sept. 15, 2023.

Essential Services

Financial Assistance 


  • Housing Resource Helpline is a rental housing locator for impacted families in search of affordable rental housing units that are available throughout the state. You may contact the locator’s toll-free call center for assistance in conducting your search by calling 877-428-8844.

Legal Services

  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Helpline To speak directly to an attorney and receive free legal advice 1-800-405-1417                                                                   
  • Florida Rural Legal Services a non-profit law firm providing quality civil legal advice, representation and education for low-income people and communities. Call 888-582-3410, Farmworkers: 855-771-3077
  • Legal Services of North Florida Helpline  Provides services and aid to individuals and families with the most critical legal problems. Tallahassee: 850-385-9007; Pensacola: 850-432-8222; Fort Walton Beach: 850-862-3279; Panama City: 850-769-3581; Quincy: 850-875-9881

Unemployment Assistance

You can get access to more disaster help and resources, as well as a personalized list of available assistance. (No login or personal information required.) Visit where additional government benefits, including disaster relief for individuals and households, can be found.

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