This resource includes information about FEMA Appeals including understanding common denial reasons, and the 60-day appeal process, and explains other fundamentals to complete a FEMA Appeal for assistance.
How to Apply for FEMA Assistance
Please see this helpful step-by-step guide on applying for FEMA assistance. Use this search tool to see if your area has been declared a disaster area for individual assistance from FEMA. If your area is eligible for individual assistance, use this link to apply to FEMA for aid and check the status of an application. You can also call FEMA for information on the status of your claim. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.
FEMA Individual Assistance
FEMA Individual Assistance support may be available in disaster recovery including information on how to apply, eligibility, losses and repairs, home inspection(s), and appeals.
FEMA Awards and Home Repair(s)
This information is about the things limit can FEMA for home repairs, who can appeal a FEMA home repair award, and how to appeal a FEMA home repair award.
Disaster Programs and Benefits
This covers the financial and other public benefits that a person might get after or during a disaster. It includes how a person who has been through a disaster can access benefits for housing and other needs assistance. This includes food benefits, FEMA benefits, SBA disaster loans for housing assistance, and other access to help with disaster expenses and needs.
This resource covers the various topics and issues that occur within the category of disaster fraud. This goes over disaster fraud and gives information about the detection and prevention of fraud related to a disaster.
Disaster Declarations - State and Federal
A Disaster Declaration is a formal statement by a public official (i.e. Mayor, County Judge, or Governor) that a disaster or emergency situation exceeds their response capabilities. Based on the Governor's request, the President may declare that a major disaster or emergency exists. This activates an array of Federal programs to assist in the response and recovery effort.
Disaster Recovery Center Locator
Use your city and state or ZIP code to search for a Disaster Recovery Center near you.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans
Information on disaster loans provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration and how to apply.
Renters Affected By Disasters
This provides information about renters who live in a home that is affected by a natural disaster event.
Homeowners Affected By Disasters
This provides information about issues homeowners may face when they own a home that is affected by a natural disaster event.
Common Legal Issues After a Disaster
This resource covers housing, consumer, finance after a disaster, family and educational issues, disaster programs and benefits, employment and unemployment after a disaster, wills, estates and guardianships, and other public health emergency issues after a disaster.
Flood and Fire Victims' Rights as Tenants
Common questions asked by tenants who suffer flood or fire damage.
Tax Relief After A Disaster
This category covers what options a person or business might have after a disaster period, to have relief from paying certain taxes.
Housing After a Disaster
A guide to the legal issues a person may encounter in housing after a natural disaster. This includes information for homeowners and renters.
Flood insurance protects homes, condominiums, apartments, and non-residential buildings, including commercial structures. While some may believe that flooding only affects properties in coastal and low-lying areas, the truth is everyone is vulnerable to floods.