Even though the deadline for individuals to register for federal disaster assistance has come and gone, help is still available by phone, on the web or in person.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued the following list of resources, information, and links that Hurricane Harvey survivors can use to seek the help they need:
Resources and Information
- Visit the Office of the Texas Governor’s website at gov.texas.gov/hurricane to find links to recovery pages such as RebuildTexas and HoustonRecovers, consumer protection and insurance help lines and other services.
- Interact with us, join the conversation and get breaking updates on the FEMA Harvey Facebook page at facebook.com/FEMAHarvey/ and follow us @FEMARegion6. For program fact sheets and recovery guidance, visit FEMA.gov/Hurricane-Harvey/.
- FEMA’s Texas Hurricane Harvey disaster web page includes resources and helpful information for your recovery. Also, find fact sheets and other helpful links on:
- How to Save Damaged Family and Personal Treasures
- Donate and Volunteer Wisely
- Why Should I Return the SBA Loan Application?
- What to Expect when You Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance
- Questions about Your Determination Letter
- Helping Survivors with Disabilities in the Disaster Assistance Process
- Texas Renters May Be Eligible for Federal Help
- FEMA Grants Should Only Be Used for Disaster-Related Expenses
- Harvey Recovery: A Community Effort
- Rumor Control
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Video Resources for People with Disabilities, Access & Functional Needs
- Immediate Disaster Case Management. Call the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at 855-742-5989 to talk with trained case managers who can assist recovery by referring you to available resources.
- Crisis Counseling. Call the federal Disaster Distress Help Line at 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to66746 to talk to a professional who can help you cope with emotional distress from the storm.
- Help for veterans. Call the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Health Resource Center Disaster Hotline at 800-507-4571 or visit the VA website at va.gov/.
- Older adults and those with disabilities or access or functional needs. Contact your local independent living center, or call the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Aging and Disability Resource Center at 855-937-2372. You can also visit its website,hhs.texas.gov/services/aging/long-term-care/aging-disability-resource-center.
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). If you are out of work or lost income due to Hurricane Harvey and do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits, you may be eligible for DUA. Visit the Texas Workforce Commission website at twc.state.tx.us/ to apply.
- Job Search. If you lost your job due to Harvey, visit WorkInTexas.com or the Texas Workforce Commission website at twc.state.tx.us/ for information.
- Disaster Legal Services. Call the Disaster Hotline at 800-504-7030 to receive free legal assistance. Visit the National Disaster Legal Aid website at disasterlegalaid.org/txhurricaneharvey/ for other sources of legal assistance.
- Tax relief. Visit the IRS website at irs.gov/newsroom/tax-relief-for-victims-of-hurricane-harvey-in-texasfor information on tax relief for Harvey survivors.
- Stay in touch with FEMA. If you haven’t registered, need to update changes to your contact information or find more information on types of assistance, call FEMA at 800-621-3362 or go online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
- FEMA provides information in alternate formats, including these foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Urdu.