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.
- 99 individuals and households have been approved for $593,144 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
- Nearly $2.7 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 21 homeowners and renters and two businesses as of Jan 8.
- $467,854 in grants approved for housing repairs or replacement for 56 homeowners.
- $125,290 in grants have been approved for personal property, transportation and other disaster-related serious needs for 77 applicants.
- 257 home inspections have been issued with 99 percent completed.
- Linn county is one of four Oregon counties approved to participate in FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Program.
- On Dec. 30, Construction began on a site for temporary housing units for eligible Linn and Marion survivors.
- 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 permanent housing and following the rules established by the park and FEMA.