Homeowners, renters, business owners and non-profits that experienced property damage or other uninsured losses caused by Hurricane Ida have less than 2 weeks to apply for disaster assistance. You’re eligible if you live in any of the 8 counties included in the Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance: Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties.
The deadline is Dec. 22nd.
You can apply for help, update your contact information, ask questions about a letter from FEMA, get information about FEMA home inspections, or learn how to appeal a FEMA decision by:
- Visiting DisasterAssistance.gov, calling 800-621-3362 or using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are on duty seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST.
You should have the following information available to apply:
- Address of the primary dwelling where damage occurred;
- Your current mailing address, telephone number and Social Security number;
- Your insurance information;
- Total annual household annual income;
- Routing and account numbers for checking or savings accounts for direct deposit; and
- A description of disaster damage and losses.
Applicants should mention any access or functional needs they may have when applying. FEMA can provide American Sign Language and multiple language interpreters, real-time captioning and information in alternate formats such as Braille, large-print, audio and electronic versions. The agency also provides free services to help survivors communicate with its staff and understand FEMA programs.
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of any size and private nonprofits, including houses of worship, to repair/replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other assets.
Apply for an SBA loan online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call SBA at (800) 659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. That deadline is Dec. 22 as well.