When the rain finally stoped, a vast majority of homeowners in Texas digging out from Harvey's aftermath confronted another arduous obstacle — finding enough money to repair uninsured properties. Have you already filed with FEMA but been denied? Is the estimate that your insurance company gave you much lower than what you expected. What roadblocks should you be aware of when it comes to filing a FEMA or flood insurance claim?
On today’s show we talked with former catastrophe adjuster, Kevin Godfrey about how to deal with FEMA and/or your insurance company.
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The U.S. Small Business Administration has monetary distribution efforts to assist your clients and residents in Harris and surrounding counties. Taking out a loan may not be ideal for everyone, but at least immediate needs can be addressed for those who qualify. SBA Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) will also be organizing Disaster Recovery Centers and Business Recovery Centers. (Coming Soon)
Red Cross (800) 733-2767
FEMA, Apply for Disaster Assistance
FEMA, Next Steps following Registration
Houston Hispanic Forum’s Hurricane Harvey – Disaster Recovery Guide
From our work, we were able to connect and gather information from so many organizations focusing on disaster relief. Our team created a compact and comprehensive recovery guide making it easy for our families to read in a time of distress. The Disaster Recovery Guide is a summary of immediate and long-term disaster recovery resources available in the greater Houston area. The brochure includes the link to the City of Houston’s full resource guide.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Hurricane Harvey Financial Toolkit
When a catastrophe like Hurricane Harvey happens, your world can be turned upside down. During these tough times, it may be difficult to know who to trust and where to look for guidance and assistance, as well as what financial steps to take as you begin recovering. Once you have addressed your urgent needs, we have five steps you can take to help you secure your home and finances.
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