DETROIT (WWJ) – This is the final week for flood victims to apply for federal financial help. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than $230 million has been approved for residents.
Those affected by the August floods can receive loans for personal property loses, vehicle repairs and moving and storage expenses.
In a statement FEMA says that disaster survivors in Southeast Michigan have until Sunday, Dec. 14 to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Survivors from the August flooding who have delayed registration for any reason should apply for potential assistance that could include:
Housing Assistance offers temporary rental assistance and home repair grants to eligible survivors. FEMA’s ultimate goal is to ensure survivors’ dwellings are safe, sanitary and functional.
Other Needs Assistance is available for disaster related costs associated with personal property, transportation, moving and storage, or other necessary expenses.
Survivors who register and receive a Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan application should return the application by the Dec. 15 deadline. SBA applicants are not obligated to accept a loan; however, completing it may lead to additional FEMA assistance. Survivors are encouraged to consider all sources of aid.
Individuals can register for help online at DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. They may also call the FEMA helpline 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) users call 800-462-7585. The helpline is available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT, seven days a week.
To apply for a low-interest SBA disaster loan, go to https://DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA.
For assistance, call the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955
(TTY 800-877-8339) or send an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.