Disaster assistance expands to include City of Dallas for recent floods

Disaster assistance expands to include City of Dallas for recent floods

City of Dallas homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent flooding starting on May 5 through June 19 can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance.

Individual Assistance was extended to Dallas County after a review of on-going damage assessments by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Disaster assistance for qualified applicants may include:

  • Grants for rental assistance or temporary housing;
  • Grants for home repairs not covered by insurance;
  • Grants for serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance—such as medical, dental, funeral, personal property, vehicles and moving and storage; and
  • Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, and homeowners and renters for losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.

Items needed prior to registration:

  • Contact information (name, address, phone and social security number)
  • Insurance information
  • Damage information (date of damage, description)
  • Proof of gross income

Three OTHER ways to register:

  • Register and apply by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585.
  • Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362 to register.
    Call center hours are 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Via smartphone or web-enabled device by using the FEMA app.

Once registered:

  • A FEMA inspector will contact you to set up an appointment.
  • The inspector will go over what documentation will be needed for proof of residency
  • The inspector then meets with the applicant at the residence to perform the inspection

Please note that all FEMA employees and contractors will have a laminated photo ID. A FEMA shirt or jacket alone is NOT proof of identity. FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration staff never charge applicants for disaster assistance, inspection or help filling out applications. FEMA inspectors verify damages but do not recommend or hire specific contractors to fix homes.

Locations:

Lake Highlands North Recreation Center

9940 White Rock Trail

July 7, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 8, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Walnut Hill Recreation Center

10011 Midway Rd

July 9, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

July 10, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information, please contact the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management at 214-670-4275 or [email protected]

For more information on Texas disaster recovery, click http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4223 or visit the TDEM site at www.txdps.state.tx.us

 

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