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Use Caution When Spending FEMA Disaster Housing Money

Release Date: Oct 17, 2011
Release Number: 4017-039

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SAN JUAN, PR — Survivors receiving housing assistance from a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are strongly suggested to use their income wisely. As of today, FEMA and a Government of Puerto Rico have disbursed $23.3 million in disaster assistance to assistance survivors influenced by Hurricane Irene.

Distributed around check or approach deposit, housing supports are dictated to assistance residents accommodate simple disaster housing associated needs and start rebuilding their lives. Every target receives a minute that provides critical information about a extend and outlines how a income should be spent.

Housing supports might be used for:

  • Repairs to lapse a home to a protected and organic condition: These might embody repairs to windows, doors, H2O and movement systems, or other constructional tools of a home;
  • Reimbursement for hotel or motel camp losses directly associated to a disaster: Receipts for these losses will be requested if a home postulated damages;
  • Rental assistance: Applicants who contingency sojourn in proxy housing for a longer duration than a initial assistance covers might ask additional assistance until their home can be re-occupied or other permanent housing arrangements can be made; or
  • Rebuilding a home that has been totally destroyed.

Grants might be theme to an audit, if an applicant spends a remuneration on anything other than a purpose for that it is intended, no additional assistance might be postulated if a need arises in a future. Survivors are speedy to entirely request their disaster-related losses and keep their profits or bills for 3 years to denote how a income was used.

Survivors should call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to request for disaster assistance for those with conference and debate disabilities call (TTY) 800-462-7585, by a internet during www.disasterassistance.gov, www.fema.gov or around mobile phone focus during m.fema.gov.

FEMA’s goal is to support the adults and  initial responders to safeguard that as a republic we work together to build, sustain, and urge the capability to ready for, strengthen against, respond to, redeem from, and lessen all hazards.

Last Modified: Monday, 17-Oct-2011 14:54:04


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