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How to Apply for Continued Rental Assistance from FEMA

Release Date:
February 26, 2021

FEMA may provide financial assistance to residents of George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties who need temporary housing because they are displaced from their primary residence as a result of Hurricane Zeta.

If you received an initial grant of rental assistance from FEMA and cannot return to your primary residence, you may submit an application for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance to FEMA. FEMA mails a reminder and an application to households after they receive their initial rental assistance grant. If you did not receive the reminder and application, you may call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY) 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time seven days a week to request the application. It is important that FEMA have your current contact information.

The application must be accompanied by these supporting documents:

  • Pre-disaster and current household income status
  • Copies of pre-disaster lease, utility bills, renter’s insurance
  • Copy of current lease or rental agreement signed by you and the landlord
  • Rent receipts, canceled checks or money orders showing the rental assistance was used to pay for housing expenses.

You can submit these documents to FEMA in several ways:

  • Create an account at DisasterAssistance.gov (Click “Check Status” on the Home Page and follow the instructions)
  • Upload via the FEMA App for smartphones
  • Mail to FEMA National Processing Service Center, P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville MD 20782-7055
  • Fax to 800-827-8112, Attention: FEMA

Renters must call the FEMA Helpline to determine eligibility.

As of Feb. 26, more than 1,900 households have received rental assistance as a result of Hurricane Zeta.

Last updated February 26, 2021