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How do I get rental assistance with FEMA?

How do I get rental assistance with FEMA?

To apply to FEMA or to extend rental assistance: call FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

Can a renter claim FEMA?

Answer: Renters may apply for disaster assistance from FEMA. But if you have renter’s insurance, first call your insurance provider to file a claim. When you apply for FEMA assistance, FEMA will ask that you provide an insurance declaration page and a settlement or a denial letter.

Who is eligible for FEMA benefits?

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien. FEMA must be able to verify the applicant’s identity. The applicant’s insurance, or other forms of disaster assistance received, cannot meet their disaster-caused needs.

How do you get FEMA?

Call the toll-free application number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or register on- line at These are the ONLY ways to apply for assistance.

Does everyone get approved for FEMA?

Can I apply for FEMA disaster assistance? A. If anyone in an affected household is a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien (aka a Green Card holder), he or she is eligible to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

What qualifies you for FEMA?

FEMA must be able to verify the applicants occupancy and/or ownership. Applicants must be able to prove the disaster-damaged home was their primary residence. Pre-disaster homeowners must also prove ownership of their disaster-damaged home.

What is the maximum FEMA will pay?

For homeowners: up to $200,000 to repair or replace their primary residence. For homeowners and renters: up to $40,000 to replace personal property, including vehicles.

How do you get FEMA money?

The first step toward obtaining recovery assistance is to apply for FEMA disaster assistance. If you have not yet registered, you can do so by visiting or by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

What exactly does FEMA do?

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) mission is to support the citizens and first responders to promote that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

What kind of rental assistance does FEMA offer?

FEMA pays rent, including a security deposit, at a place other than your damaged home. Your rental can be a house, apartment, hotel or recreational vehicle that can keep you near your job, home, school and place of worship. The assistance includes essential utilities such as electricity and water, but not cable or Internet.

Where does the emergency rental assistance program come from?

The funds are provided directly to states, U.S. territories, local governments, and (in the case of ERA1) Indian tribes or Tribally Designated Housing Entities, as applicable, and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Grantees use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs.

Where can I get Rent Assistance after a hurricane?

Survivors of hurricanes Laura and Delta in designated parishes could be eligible for rental assistance for temporary housing through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. FEMA pays rent, including a security deposit, at a place other than your damaged home.

Where can I apply for assistance from FEMA?

Answer: Survivors in one of the Parishes designated for Individual Assistance can apply with FEMA for assistance, online at or by telephone at 1-800-621-3362, TTY 1-800-462-7585, or use a relay service, such as a videophone, InnoCaption, or CapTel, give FEMA the number for that service.