Rebuild Texas Assistance Extension

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Individual Assistance

  • At Governor Abbott’s request, FEMA’s      deadline to register for Individual Disaster Assistance is extended to      Nov. 24, 2017, for Texans in 41 designated counties (this includes Waller County)
  • At Governor Abbott’s request, FEMA      has extended Transitional Shelter Assistance providing short-term hotel      stays to displaced survivors to Nov. 27, 2017, to allow more time to find      an alternative place to live.
  • Per FEMA, 878,016 individual      assistance applications have been received as of Oct. 19.
  • Per FEMA, $4.89 billion in      federal funds have been provided directly to Texans, including FEMA grants      to households, National Flood Insurance Program claims payments and SBA      disaster loans, as of Oct. 19.
  • Just 483 displaced Texans      remain in three shelters; 61,135 individuals are taking advantage of      FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance by staying in hotels.
  • Per FEMA, 126,404 individuals      have visited Disaster Recovery Centers for assistance as of Oct. 19; for      current locations and mobile units visit or      download the FEMA app
  • FEMA has completed 491,808      inspections, as of Oct. 19.
  • Hurricane Harvey survivors      looking for real-time information on recovery efforts in Texas can follow      the FEMA Harvey Facebook page. FEMA has also launched a monthly newsletter      focused on the Texas recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Subscribe here.
  • For help with questions about      insurance claims or settlements, or to report suspected insurance fraud,      call the Texas Department of Insurance at 1-800-252-3439.
  • Homeowners may borrow up to      $200,000 from the Small Business Administration to repair or replace their      primary residence. Homeowners and renters may borrow up to $40,000 to      repair or replace personal property. Businesses may borrow up to $2      million for any combination of property damage or economic injury. The      filing deadline to return applications for property damage is now extended      to Nov. 24, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is      May 25, 2018.
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