Federal Programs

The Federal Government offers several resources for assistance after a disaster. 

FEMA Housing Assistance
The first step toward getting housing assistance is to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Go online to or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362, (TTY) 800-462-7585. Once you have registered, FEMA will arrange for an inspector to look at your home.

Other FEMA Resources Include:
Crisis Counseling
Disaters Legal Services
Helping Children Cope with Disaster
Medical, dental and funeral expene help

USDA Supplmental Nutrition Assitance
The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) may help you replace food lost in a disaster or help you apply for D-SNAP benefits online. An expedited D-SNAP program for disasters exists to provide benefits within seven days. For more information, call 1-800-283-4465. In California, D-SNAP is administered by the Department of Social Services.

Rural Development Disaster Assistance