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 DisasterAssistance.gov 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:
Disasters Legal Services
Helping Children Cope with Disaster
Medical, dental and funeral expense help
USDA Supplmental Nutrition Assistance
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.