All State Residents Can Now Apply for Individual FEMA Assistance

Relief available for temporary housing, repairs, loans, etc.

Individuals in every New Jersey county are now eligible to apply for federal disaster relief, the governor's office announced Tuesday.

All residents and businesses can now apply for Individual Assistance through FEMA and the Small Business Administration. The state had already been approved for Public Assistance, which is available to state and local governments as well as nonprofits.

Individual Assistance relief allows residents to apply for aid including temporary housing, repair, Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Small Business Administration loans.

The governor's office advises all residents who suffered damage to apply with FEMA, even if they have their own insurance.

Register by calling 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 for those with hearing or speech impairments. Residents also can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via a Web-enabled mobile device by visiting http://m.fema.gov/ and following the link to "apply online for federal assistance."

John Anderson November 18, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Actually quite true. Bungaloes built in the 50s. Small lots. Walkaround neighborhood.. Many summer rentals there. Member at the surf club for many years. Breezy was a party town (still is and I hope still will be) where working folks came to their summer homes at the end of the day. Agreed that some homes have been built as year rounds, more so on the bay side, but some on the ocean side.. But this is about FEMA and the fact that some are getting FEMA relief on their summer homes. I don't understand why they can get it in NY, but not NJ.
Fred M November 18, 2012 at 01:21 AM
FEMA will only cover One car, providing you only have one car per family...
Marina November 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Marina November 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Marina November 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »