Assistance You May Need After Hurricane Harvey
During the aftermath of a major natural disaster, it can be confusing and stressful getting the information you need for survival and next steps. Here is a list of different types of assistance you (or someone you know) may need.
File with FEMA at www.DisasterAssistance.gov If you need assistance with the following:
- Disaster loans
- Rental assistance, repair assistance, replacement Assistance, permanent housing construction
- Household items, furnishings, and appliances, clothing, tools or specialized clothing and equipment required by an employer
- Moving and storage of personal items to prevent further damage
- Privately owned vehicles
- Public transportation or other transportation needs
- Medical, dental expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Other eligible miscellaneous expenses (e.g. generator, wet/dry vac, etc.)
- Unemployment assistance
- EM loans may be made to farmers and ranchers
- Legal assistance
- Social security benefits
Please got to: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
You may be eligible for unemployment benefits
People whose employment or self-employment has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for help through the Texas Work Force Commission. You must apply before September 29. Call 1-800-939-6631 Monday – Friday between 8 a.m and 5 p.m. or click here for more information and apply. Make sure you specify that your application is related to damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Find a Food Pantry
If you need assistance getting food the Houston Food bank can help.
HISD Free school meals
The Houston Independent School District has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture to waive the required application process for the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. This decision means all HISD students will eat all school meals for free during the 2017-2018 school year.
For Towed Cars in Harris County
Call 713-308-8580 to locate a towed car. Or click here
HCAD has improved its existing information and exemption app to include a feature for helping homeowners report Hurricane Harvey damage. You can find the free app in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. You may also email HCAD to report damage at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.812.5805.
United Way Helpline Call 211
IRS Tax Relief Assistance for individuals and small businesses
Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.
Disaster Distress Helpline
To reach out for free 24/7 counseling or support, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs’ to 66746
for more info Click here
Flood Support Group – All adults are welcome
Where: Jewish Family Service – 4131 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77025
When: Every Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
Contact: Ada Cheung at 713-986-7832
Red Cross Emotional Health Guide – Click here
If you have Medicare they have some resources to help in the disaster.
- Seeing your doctor in a disaster or emergency
- Getting your prescriptions in a disaster or emergency
- Paying your premium in a disaster or emergency
- Getting dialysis in a disaster or emergency
- Getting cancer treatments in a disaster or emergency
- Replacing a lost card in a disaster or emergency
- Replacing lost or damaged equipment or supplies in a disaster or emergency
Medicare.gov – Click here
For more information and resources for rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey go to TheGreensheet.com/Harvey
Remember TheGreensheet and TheGreensheet.com are resources to help you find the items and companies you need to help rebuild.