(As of Nov. 9, 2020, unless otherwise noted)
1,510 individuals and households have been approved for more than $18 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
Nearly $16.9 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 142 homeowners and renters and seven businesses as of Nov. 6.
Nearly $14.5 million in grants have been approved for housing repairs or replacement for 962 homeowners.
Nearly $3.6 million in grants have been approved for personal property, transportation and other disaster-related serious needs for 1,327 applicants.
2,193 home inspections have been issued with 99 percent completed.
Direct Temporary Housing:
Survivors do not apply for Direct Temporary Housing, rather FEMA will contact applicants who are eligible and meet the criteria established for the program.
FEMA is contacting eligible survivors to determine their interest and explain the program. Based on the information provided by the applicant, FEMA determines the type of housing that will best meet the needs of each survivor’s family.
Assistance is available for up to 18 months from the date of the disaster declaration (Sept. 15, 2020 through March 15, 2022) while survivors continue to work toward their long-term housing solution.
Outreach to Survivors:
The External Outreach Site at Central High School, 815 South Oakdale Ave., Medford, OR 97501, opened Oct. 1 and has assisted 865 visitors.
There have been 11 Speaker’s Bureau events, providing information regarding FEMA programs throughout disaster-affected communities.
Through Disaster Survivor Assistance outreach 2,581 survivors were connected to disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.