Rumor: FEMA assistance is only for homeowners.
This is not true. Renters may apply for disaster assistance with FEMA.
FEMA may be able to provide pre-disaster renters with money to help pay for short-term lodging expenses, costs for renting temporary housing, and the costs of replacing or repairing a vehicle and other necessary personal property. FEMA may also be able to help pay for uninsured medical, dental, childcare, moving and storage expenses.
If Direct Housing Assistance is authorized for the disaster, pre-disaster renters may be eligible for Direct Temporary Housing Assistance if they are unable to use financial assistance to secure temporary housing.