Disaster Housing Recovery Update, Wednesday, March 7, 2018

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

FEMA

October Wildfires

By the Numbers: (as of 3/7)

o    4,469 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*

o    $15,460,632 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*

o    $9,417,989 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*

o    $6,042,643 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

o    $210,474,340 Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated**

o    $208,830,257 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) obligated**

o    $203,708 Permanent Work (Categories C-G) obligated**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the state via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects

December Wildfires, Flooding, Mudflows, and Debris Flows

By the Numbers: (as of 3/7)

o    639 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*

o    $3,812,131 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*

o    $3,298,177 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*

o    $513,954 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed. 


HURRICANE MARIA

FEMA

Puerto Rico

By the Numbers: (as of 3/7)

o    438,815 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*

o    $1,061,765,242 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*

o    $580,169,644 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*

o    $481,595,598 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

o    $561,594,909 Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated**

o    $543,594,909 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) obligated**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the state via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

U.S. Virgin Islands

By the Numbers: (as of 3/7)

o    10,760 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*

o    $36,594,557 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*

o    $24,966,782 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*

o    $11,627,775 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

o    $257,255,825 Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated**

o    $248,521,380 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) obligated**

o    $1,320,897 Permanent Work (Categories C-G) obligated**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the state via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.


HURRICANE IRMA

FEMA

Florida

By the Numbers: (as of 3/7)

o    772,587 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*

o    $991,537,336 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*

o    $686,058,987 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*

o    $305,478,349 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

o    $20,064,318 Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated**

o    $7,361,663 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) obligated**

o    $333,358 Permanent Work (Categories C-G) obligated**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the state via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects

Additional Numbers. A FEMA update provides additional numbers regarding the recovery efforts in Florida. The Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program, which funds emergency home repairs, has approved 189 projects with 69 under construction and another 69 completed. FEMA provided direct housing, travel trailers, and apartments to 318 households in Collier, Hendry, Lee, and Monroe counties. More than 27,000 households stayed in FEMA/state funded hotel room, and survivors received $173 million for home repairs and $497 million to help pay rent.

TSA Deadline Approaching. The Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program ends March 10 for Hurricane Irma survivors in Florida. This program provides temporary emergency housing through FEMA-funded hotel rooms. FEMA reports that of the 27,303 households who have participated in the program, more than 26,000 have exited the program into longer-term housing.

Georgia

By the Numbers: (as of 3/7)

o    9,365 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*

o    $13,412,868 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*

o    $9,920,408 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*

o    $3,492,460 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

o    $6,992,088 Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated**

o    $3,563,815 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) obligated**

o    $2,864,561 Permanent Work (Categories C-G) obligated**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the state via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Puerto Rico

By the Numbers: (as of 3/7)

o    1,432 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*

o    $6,337,859 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*

o    $4,780,310 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*

o    $1,557,549 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

o    $4,157,749 Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated, all for emergency work (Categories A-B)**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the state via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

U.S. Virgin Islands

By the Numbers: (as of 3/7)

o    8,422 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*

o    $33,992,534 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*

o    $24,199,464 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*

o    $9,793,070 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

o    $5,249,064 Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated**

o    $5,207,183 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) obligated**

o    $19,335 Permanent Work (Categories C-G) obligated**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the state via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Local Perspectives

Housing Search Resource. Several Florida housing groups have created FloridaHousingSearch.org, a website specifically designed to help people displaced by Hurricane Irma find housing.


HURRICANE HARVEY

FEMA

Texas

By the Numbers: (as of 3/7)

o    371,155 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*

o    $1,569,048,557 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*

o    $1,187,889,255 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*

o    $381,159,302 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

o    $625,497,223 Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated**

o    $561,800,298 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) obligated**

o    $758,800 Permanent Work (Categories C-G) obligated**

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

**Funds made available to the state via electronic transfer following FEMA’s final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

TSA Extension. FEMA has granted an extension of the TSA program for survivors in Texas. The extension is approved through April 23 with an eligibility review on April 2. 


Read previous Disaster Housing Recovery updates at: http://nlihc.org/issues/disaster

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