More News

FEMA Washington Flood Recovery Update

Mar 09, 2022

FEMA ADVISORY RU 008 - DR-4635 - WA March 9, 2022

Washington Flood Recovery Update

KEY MESSAGES

The deadlines for applying for FEMA assistance for homeowners and renters passed March 7. And the last two DRCs have closed, but FEMA and SBA remain in Washington to help people recover from the declared disaster of Nov. 5 – Dec 2. and will stay as long as needed. In the meantime, stay in touch.

Applicants can still log onto disasterassistance.gov, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or use the FEMA mobile app if they have questions regarding the status of their application, need to change personal information or wish create an account online.

You should notify the agency of any additional damage discovered since your home inspection. And be sure to update any changes in your mailing or email address or phone number and the current status of your insurance settlements. You can reach FEMA online at diasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the FEMA mobile app.

Continued Rental Assistance

Residents in Clallam, Skagit and Whatcom counties, the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, Quileute Tribe and all tribes in the designated areas who received initial rental assistance from FEMA may be eligible for continued temporary rental assistance.

To be eligible to apply, survivors must meet the following conditions:

  • They were awarded initial rental assistance and used it as intended. The initial award covers two months.
  • They are unable to return to their pre-disaster residence because it is uninhabitable, cannot be accessed or is not available due to the disaster.
  • They cannot pay for housing without assistance.
  • They are not receiving temporary housing help from any other source.
  • They are developing a longer-term or permanent housing plan or can demonstrate progress toward one.

Survivors applying for continued assistance must complete an Application for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance. To request this form, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

For more details see the full FEMA advisory in English or Spanish.