FEMA Opens Document Drop-off Center in Ypsilanti

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July 27, 2021

CHICAGO – A drive thru Document Drop-off Center will open in Ypsilanti on Tuesday, July 27 to help renters, homeowners and business owners affected by the June 25 – 26 severe storms and flooding.  

The center will be in the following location:

Ypsilanti Township Civic Center
7200 S. Huron River Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Hours for the center will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Sunday.

The drive thru drop-off center will be open for a limited time and is staffed with FEMA personnel who can scan documents and quickly answer questions about FEMA assistance programs.

If applicants prefer to submit documentation or sit down and discuss their case with a FEMA or SBA representative in-person, they can visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) already open in the area. Individuals can find their nearest recovery center by visiting FEMA’s DRC locator page at https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator.

If you have been asked by FEMA to provide additional documentation, read your FEMA letter carefully and make sure you have everything you need when you arrive at the drop-off center. Applicants do not have to visit a center to submit documents to FEMA—you can mail, fax or submit them online as well. Information on these options can be found in your FEMA letter. If you don’t understand your FEMA letter, call 800-621-3362 (TTY:800-462-7585) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET and ask for assistance.

Applicants and staff at the centers will be required to follow CDC COVID-19 safety guidance.

Before visiting any center, survivors should register for federal assistance one of the following ways:

  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
  • Using the FEMA App; or
  • Call 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). TTY users can call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, Large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance.

For more information about Michigan’s recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4607. FEMA assistance is currently available to residents in Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The deadline for individuals to apply for disaster assistance is Sept. 13, 2021.


Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status. Reasonable accommodations, including translation and American Sign Language interpreters via Video Relay Service will be available to ensure effective communication with applicants with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and access and functional needs. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (including 711 or Video Relay). If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY, call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.


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