Financial Assistance

  1. FEMA Disaster Assistance


Phone: 800-621-3362 (FEMA)

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Disaster assistance may be able to fill insurance gaps or provide help if you've been waiting more than 30 days on a homeowner's claim. Assistance may also be available to help individuals rebuild, repair and replace housing and other personal property not covered by insurance.

Disaster-related assistance may include:

  • Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable
  • Grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items
  • Unemployment payments for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster and do not qualify for state benefits (self-employed)
  • Low-interest loans to cover residential losses not fully compensated by insurance
  • Crisis counseling for those traumatized by the disaster
  • Advisory assistance for legal veterans' benefits and social security matters

Individuals who were impacted by the fires should apply for FEMA assistance. You can apply in the following ways:

Please have the following information available when you call:

  • A phone number and a reliable alternate in case FEMA needs to call you back
  • Address of the damaged property
  • Social Security number
  • Bank account information (or direct deposit information)
  • Insurance information (if you have insurance)
  • Brief description of damages
  • Current mailing address
  • Pen and paper to write down your registration number

Important: If you have insurance, FEMA's process may designate you "ineligible" for benefits even though they may rightfully be yours. If you receive a denial letter, you may appeal/reapply within 60 days to keep your file open with FEMA while you settle your claim with your insurance provider.

FEMA Mobile App

  1. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  1. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  1. Property Reassessment
  1. Property Taxes
  1. State Tax Relief
  1. Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  1. Non-Profit Organizations