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Hurricane Maria has caused unprecedented damage and in the aftermath, many find themselves in need of assistance. Several federal, state, local, and private sector programs are available for those affected by a natural disaster. This page contains a collection of important resources and agencies that can help you during this difficult time. Programs are available for those seeking assistance with recovery efforts, rebuilding and repairs, or those wishing to relocate. Detailed information on these and many other programs can be obtained by visiting the links provided here or by contacting the appropriate agencies.

These loans are for homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster damages to real estate or personal property owned by the victim. Renters are eligible for their personal property losses. Homeowners can borrow up to $200,000 to repair houses...
This program was enacted to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from disasters and their effects. In the case of disasters, the Federal Government can provide up to 75 percent of the cost, with some restrictions. Funding under...
FEMA created the Procurement Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT) to assist disaster assistance applicants with adhering to the Federal procurement standards.
This program provides assistance to state, local, and tribal governments. And in some cases, some types of non-profit organizations also qualify. Such assistance is offered to help communities quickly respond and recover from disasters. Funds are...
FEMA has an agreement with the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association to provide free legal assistance to disaster victims. Legal advice is limited to cases that will not produce a fee and any such cases that may produce a fee are...
In coordination with the Department of Labor, this program provides unemployment benefits and re-employment services to individuals who have become unemployed because of the disaster. Benefits begin with the date the victim was unemployed due to the...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) oversees much of the federal efforts in disaster recovery. FEMA assistance generally covers three categories of assistance, which will be activated upon the needs found in the damage assessment. Many of...
If a small business or private nonprofit organization suffers substantial economic injury, which is the inability of a business to meet its obligations as they mature and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses, it may be eligible for...
HUD provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and States recover from disasters, especially in low-income areas. In response to Presidentially declared disasters, Congress may appropriate additional funding for the Community Development...
The Section 203(k) program is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) primary program for the rehabilitation and repair of single family properties. As such, it is an important tool for community and neighborhood revitalization, as well as to...