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Recovery At A Glance– Linn County Nov. 16, 2020

Release Date:
November 16, 2020

(As of Nov. 15, 2020, unless otherwise noted)

  • 85 individuals and households have been approved for $521,335 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
  • More than $1.3 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 12 homeowners and renters as of Nov. 13.

Housing Assistance:

  • $416,210 in grants approved for housing repairs or replacement for 44 homeowners.
  • $105,124 in grants have been approved for personal property, transportation and other disaster-related serious needs for 70 applicants.
  • 236 home inspections have been issued with 98 percent completed

Direct Temporary Housing

  • Linn County has been approved to participate in FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Program.
  • 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 work toward their long-term housing solution.

Outreach to Survivors:

  • The External Outreach Site at Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia St. Stayton, OR 97385, opened Oct. 9 and has assisted 220 visitors.
  • There have been 12 Speaker’s Bureau events, providing information regarding FEMA programs throughout disaster-affected communities.
  • Through Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) field outreach, 879 survivors were referred to disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide as of Nov. 9.
  • Through DSA virtual outreach, at least 99,654 people were reached via 112 organizations and non-congregate shelters willing to disseminate disaster assistance information aka, DSA Distro Packet as of Nov. 9.
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Last updated November 18, 2020