Deadline for Holiday Farm Fire survivors to register for FEMA assistance is Monday, November 30

Deadline for Holiday Farm Fire survivors to register for FEMA assistance is Monday, November 30
Posted on 11/10/2020

**FEMA has extended the deadline to register to Monday, November 30.**

Holiday Farm Fire survivors who have not yet registered for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program have until Monday, November 30 to do so.

 

The Individual Assistance Program provides eligible people affected by the Holiday Farm Fire with necessary expenses and serious needs that cannot be met through insurance or other forms of assistance. Examples of the types of assistance available are:

  • Rental assistance
  • Lodging expense reimbursement
  • Home repair or replacement
  • Personal property replacement
  • Moving and storage expenses

 

“We encourage everyone affected by the fire to register,” said Lane County Emergency Manager Patence Winningham. “Even if you have insurance, you should register in case you are eligible for help that your insurance doesn’t cover. If you’re uninsured, you should register because FEMA assistance is a critical safety net for survivors.”

 

Registrations must be submitted at www.disasterassistance.gov or at 1-800-621-3362 by Monday, November 30. Residents will then receive a letter from FEMA detailing what assistance they are eligible to receive.

 

Homeowners and renters who have registered for FEMA disaster assistance for help after wildfires should stay in touch with FEMA to ensure the disaster assistance process stays on track. Survivors should let FEMA know as soon as possible of any changes to their contact or banking information. FEMA disaster assistance checks cannot be forwarded. Residents who registered with FEMA may update contact information online at DisasterAssistance.gov, by downloading the FEMA app or by calling 800-621-3362 or (TTY: 800-462-7585).

 

If residents receive a denial letter, they are encouraged to contact FEMA to determine what information may be missing from their registration in order to receive assistance. It is possible to appeal denials of assistance.