HONOLULU — The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center that has been assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will close permanently on Friday, September 28.
The Disaster Recovery Center is located at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa. Hours will remain 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday until the closing date.
Survivors are encouraged to stay in touch with FEMA. The deadline to apply for assistance has passed, but applicants can still track their application and should notify FEMA of changes to their information such as a mailing address, phone numbers and email address. They may also upload insurance settlement information or other documentation online.
Homeowners and renters can update their information in the following ways:
- By going online to DisasterAssistance.gov
- By calling 800-621-3362; TTY 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362
- By downloading the FEMA mobile app
For questions regarding SBA’s low-interest disaster loans and applications, residents and businesses can continue to call the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.