FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) opened throughout the Houston area yesterday to assist victims of April's devastating flooding register for disaster assistance, as well as speak directly with FEMA personnel regarding their disaster assistance claim.
Disaster survivors do not need to visit a DRC to file for FEMA assistance, but FEMA personnel will be available to help answer questions regarding the FEMA disaster assistance process, rental resources, explain written communication from FEMA and connect victims with available help, services and information. Victims of the flooding can register for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by visiting www.DisasterAssistance.gov
. TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585. VRS users can call 711 and connect to 1-800-621-3362.
Homeowners and renters in the four declared Texas counties affected by the storms and flooding may be eligible to receive rental assistance from FEMA. The funds are meant to help pay for a clean and safe place for them to stay while making repairs or rebuilding their storm-damaged home.
Landlords with available rental properties can send an email to FEMA-Housing@fema.dhs.gov
. The email should include your contact name, the state that the property is located in, and your phone number.
Before coming to the DRC, make sure you have the following readily available:
* Social Security number
* Address of the damaged primary residents
* Description of the damage
* Information about any insurance coverage (renter's, homeowner's, flood insurance, etc.)
* A current contact telephone number
* An address where you can receive mail
* Bank account information (including routing and account numbers)
Disaster Recovery Centers will be open:
* Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
* Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
* Sundays: Closed
The following locations have been identified as Disaster Recovery Centers in the Houston area:
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77074
Greenspoint Commerical Office Building
16800 Imperial Valley Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
Cypress Creek Christian Church
Spring, Texas 77379
Lone Star College Cy-Fair Library
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, Texas 77433