Relief Assistance

What You Need to Know

Employee Assistance Program benefits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Phone: 800-311-4327
Online: guidanceresources.com
InGenesis Web ID: GEN311


Links and Phone Numbers

 

Quick Links

Medical Needs
Official FEMA Website
FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance Program
Food Assistance
(Uber | Lyft) Ride Share
Housing Assistance
Texas Disaster Recovery – Legal Assistance
The Texas Association of Business – Business Assistance Hotline

 

Important Phone Numbers

FEMA helpline 1-800-462-7585
IRS Customer Service 1-800-829-1040
Texas Workforce Commission 1-800-628-5115
Airbnb – Housing Assistance1-855-424-7262
FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance 1-800-621-3362, TTY 1-800-462-7585
Texas State Bar Disaster Hotline 1-800-504-7030
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 1-877-541-7905
National Flood Insurance Plan (FloodSmart) 1-800-611-6122
The U.S Small Business Administration 1-800-659-2955
The Texas Association of Business hotline 1-512-477-6721
The U.S. Department of Agriculture hotline 1-202-720-2791
Red Cross disaster assistance: 1-800-733-2767
FEMA registration: 1-800-621-3362
State Bar of Texas legal hotline: 1-800-504-7030
Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

 

Government Assistance

DisasterAssistance.gov
Fill out a questionnaire to begin the process of applying for federal aid from FEMA.

FEMA.gov
Apply for federal aid for recovery of storm-caused damages and loss. Call the FEMA helpline: 1-800-462-7585

IRS.gov
For information on tax relief available for those living in the disaster areas. Call IRS customer service representatives at 1-800-829-1040, available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time

Texas Workforce Commission
Texas unemployment benefits. For questions, call 1-800-939-6631.

 

Other Services
Red Cross disaster assistance: Main Number: 1-800-733-2767
Public Inquiries for Red Cross: 1-202-303-4498 (Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm EST)
FEMA registration: 1-800-621-3362
State Bar of Texas legal hotline: 1-800-504-7030

If you need to talk to a professional about emotional distress, call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

Assistance

 

Housing

Airbnb Housing Assistance. 1-415-800-5959 or call 1-855-424-7262 (toll-free)

Those eligible for FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance program may be able to stay at a participating hotel free of charge temporarily if they are unable to return home. For a list of participating hotels, www.femaevachotels.com. Contact FEMA to apply and with questions: 1-800-462-7585.

 

Legal

The State Bar of Texas Disaster Hotline: 1-800-504-7030. The hotline — answered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese — connects low-income people affected by a disaster with legal aid providers in their area who can help with such issues as replacing lost documents, answering insurance questions, helping with landlord-tenant problems, and handling consumer protection concerns such as price-gouging and contractor scams during the rebuilding process. Callers can leave a message at any time.

www.TexasLawHelp.org provides this list of legal advice articles for disaster recovery

 

Food

For disaster food stamp benefits, call the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) at 1-877-541-7905.

 

Property
The National Flood Insurance Plan (FloodSmart) answers questions for policyholders about the claims process: 1-800-611-6122

 

Business
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. Call 1-800-659-2955.

The Texas Association of Business is offering a hotline during normal business hours for business owners to help them with their needs: call 1-512-477-6721 | Webpage Inquiries: http://web.txbiz.org/contact

The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers food, emergency housing, community, as well as farmer and rancher assistance to individuals and small businesses affected by severe storms and flooding. Call the Hurricane Harvey Information Line for Texas Producers: 1-202-720-2791 (National).  Website for the U.S Department of Agriculture: https://www.usda.gov/topics/rural/housing-assistance

 

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