Home Damaged by Hurricane Matthew? Here's What You Need to Do

posted about 1 year ago by bbrainerd from City of Savannah Housing Department
This update is over 30 days old.

Households (both renters and homeowners) who have experienced a loss from a disaster should take the following steps immediately:

  1. Contact your insurance company first to file a claim. Any federal assistance will require submitting insurance claim documentation.

  2. Register with FEMA online at disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362. If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585.

All survivors with disaster-related damage to their homes should apply for federal assistance. Individuals and families who either own or rent their home may be eligible for housing needs assistance.

If a resident has insurance, he or she must first seek assistance through their insurance company. If a resident does not have insurance or if insurance does not cover the entirety of the damage, a resident may then be considered for housing assistance.

Individuals should register with FEMA now and assistance will become available once Chatham County is designated for this type of assistance.


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