FEMA Individuals and Households Program (IHP) – Housing Assistance for Hurricane Irma Victims Information

September 14, 2017 | Blog

Hurricane Irma has left Florida shaken and still without power for 4.6 million people. We wanted to ensure the information was getting out to the masses as far as what resources are available to assist in the recovery and relief of Hurricane Irma‘s path. Outlined below is information on FEMA and direct links to apply for Disaster Relief Assistance. Please share with anyone that could use it.

FEMA Disaster Relief Assistance

Program Description

The FEMA Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Housing Assistance helps people affected by a disaster. It provides money, up to the program maximum, for necessary housing-related expenses and serious needs that can’t be met through other means.

Housing assistance under IHP includes:

  • Temporary housing.
  • Repair or replacement of existing home.
  • Semi-permanent or permanent housing construction.

General Program Requirements

To get money or help for disaster-related housing needs, all of the below must be true:

  • You have losses in a presidentially declared disaster area.
  • You have no insurance, or have filed an insurance claim but the damage isn’t covered, or your insurance settlement doesn’t cover all of your losses.
  • You or someone who lives with you is a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a qualified alien.
  • The affected home is where you usually live and where you were living at the time of the disaster.
  • You are not able to live in your home now, you can’t get to your home, or your home requires repairs because of disaster damage.

Certain conditions and limitations apply.

To learn more, visit the Assistance to Individuals and Households Fact Sheet page.

Application Process

To start an application, click Apply Online.

If you have questions or prefer to apply by phone, you may call the FEMA Helpline at one of the program contact numbers below.

You can also visit a local Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for help. Use the DRC Locator to find a center near you.

Program Contact Information

For questions or to apply by phone:

  • 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • TTY 1-800-462-7585
  • 711 and VRS 1-800-621-3362

For More Info and Source Visit FEMA Disaster Assistance. Direct link to see if your address is eligible for disaster relief – FEMA Address Look Up