(As of Nov. 9, 2020, unless otherwise noted)
294 individuals and households have been approved for more than $1.3 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
More than $5.8 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 45 homeowners and renters and one business as of Nov. 6.
$884,794 in grants have been approved for housing repairs or replacement for 174 homeowners.
$436,950 in grants have been approved for personal property, transportation and other disaster-related serious needs for 244 applicants.
624 home inspections have been issued with 99 percent completed.
Marion 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 continue to 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 183 visitors.
There have been 10 Speaker’s Bureau events, providing information regarding FEMA programs throughout disaster-affected communities.
Through Disaster Survivor Assistance outreach, 380 survivors were connected to disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.