The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) indicates that people impacted by Hurricane Harvey can start filing for federal assistance. According to FEMA, assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance. If you don’t have internet access, you may register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).
Disaster assistance applicants who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; those who use 711 or Video Relay Service should call (800) 621-3362.