Applicants May Receive Help with Rent, Storage and Heating Repairs

Release Date:
September 29, 2022

Need a safe place to stay while working toward permanent housing?

FEMA may provide financial assistance to pre-disaster homeowners or renters to rent alternate temporary housing if they are displaced from their primary residence due to the flooding that began on July 26.

Rental Assistance is intended to cover the monthly rent amount (including lot rent, if applicable) and cost of essential utilities (i.e., gas, electric, water, oil, trash, and sewer), excluding telephone, cable, TV, or internet service for the housing unit.

​​​​​​​Worried about personal property and family treasures?

FEMA may provide money to applicants, under Other Needs Assistance, for moving and storing essential household items to avoid further disaster damage if their primary residence is uninhabitable due to the disaster. Generally, these expenses include those related to:

  • Storage of personal property in a storage unit or temporary housing unit while repairs are being made to the primary residence.
  • Moving the items to the individual’s or household’s new primary residence

Staying in your disaster damaged home without heat?

FEMA may provide financial assistance to repair your pre-disaster primary residence, utilities, and residential infrastructure, Home Repair Assistance can make a damaged home safe, sanitary, and functional. FEMA may provide financial assistance for the repair of real property components, including, but not limited to:

  • Structural components of a home (foundation, exterior walls, roof)
  • Windows, doors, floors, walls, ceilings, and cabinetry
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC)
  • Resetting its sewer, water, electrical, oil, and fuel lines and tanks.


If you have applied with FEMA and need to update your application, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

Or visit a FEMA disaster recovery center, to find your nearest recovery center visit

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