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Hotlines have been established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) for individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey with questions and concerns relating to direct housing issues.
Survivors who are having any maintenance issues with their travel trailer or mobile home unit can call this FEMA hotline: 1-800-348-1365
Survivors who are interested in the status of their housing case can call this GLO Hotline: 1-888-958-0877
For information about and assistance with GLO’s new Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering program (PREPS), there is the GLO PREPS hotline: 1-888-610-1622
Below is a list of Helpful Resources and Information, cataloged by Federal, State and Local/Private Agencies.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers: Disaster Recovery Centers are opened Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Federal, State, and Local representatives will be at the Centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. For more information, visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers
- 2401 Termini Dr, Dickinson, TX 77539
- 400 W Walker Street, League City, TX 77573
- 209 S. Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) was approved in Texas for eligible disaster survivors who have a continuing need for shelter because they are unable to return to their homes for an extended period of time. This initiative is intended to provide short-term lodging for eligible disaster survivors whose communities are either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to disaster-related damage. FEMA will contact you if you are eligible for the program. A listing of available properties under this program can be found at www.femaevachotels.com.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Center: loans many be available to help repair damage to homes or businesses and replace personal property.
1-800-659-2955; online at http://www.sba.gov/content/disaster-assistance or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Immediate Foreclosure Relief may be available for Texas residents. HUD is granting a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and forbearance on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured home mortgages. There are approximately 200,000 FHA-insured homeowners living in these impacted counties that may be eligible. HUD is also offering longer-term recovery assistance to survivors and impacted communities. For more information, visit HUD’s website.
Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) for disaster food stamp benefits, call 1-877-541-7905; www.fns.usda.gov/disaster/texas-disaster-nutrition-assistance
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration www.samhsa.gov, Harvey Helpline: 1-800-985-5900
Texas Emergency Assistance:
1-877-541-7905 or online at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/disaster-resources/index.htm
TxDOT: For road closure information, please visit: drivetexas.org
Texas Insurance Information:
Texas Department of Insurance 800-252-3439
Texas Watch 888-738-4226
Texas Attorney General 800-252-8011
Food Assistance– for a list of food pantries and other food assistance, call 2-1-1
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available for Texas residents whose jobs were affected by Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas, specifically those who live or work in the counties included in the major disaster declaration. This may include people not normally eligible for unemployment benefits, such as self-employed persons and farm-workers. They can apply for unemployment benefits online at https://apps.twc.state.tx.us/UBS/security/logon.do or call 512-463-2222
Local Emergency Management Offices:
Galveston County 281-309-5002
Bayou Vista 409-935-0449
Clear Lake Shores 281-334-1034
Jamaica Beach 409-737-1140
La Marque 409-938-9260
League City 281-554-1300
Sana Fe 409-925-2000
Texas City 409-643-5707
Tiki Island 409-935-1427
Galveston County Health District www.gchd.org or 409-938-7221
American Red Cross: National Number: (866) 438-4636, Hurricane Harvey Immediate Assistance Program: www.redcross.org/HHIA, Shelter Locator: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and- recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter
United Way Galveston connect to resources www.uwgalv.org or 409-762-HELP
Samaritan’s Purse please contact for home cleanup and temporary roofing at 346-208-3774
Crisis Cleanup for clean-up assistance, call 1-800-451-1954 to report your need
Catholic Charities for financial and food assistance 409-948-0405 or 409-762-2064
Team Rubicon for clean-up assistance 817-771-2831