Information from Mayor's Office of People with Disabilities
posted 4 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
1. Houston. Neighborhood Restoration Center Opens in Northeast.
2. FEMA Application Deadline Extended to 11/30/2017. Transition Sheltering information. 3. United Spinal Association grants for $1000. Read information below
- Neighborhood Restoration Center. p The city of Houston, along with local non-profit organization partners, opened first Neighborhood Restoration Center at the Kashmere Multi-Service Center on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to connect Houstonians affected by Harvey with recovery services. The Center is open every Wednesday (9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.). You can get information and connect survivors with resources, such as: legal aid, mental health and wellness, home repair and rebuilding information, employment help, and housing counselors. Case management services at the Center are being provided by BakerRipley and the Houston Area Urban League.
Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
a. FEMA Application Deadline Extended to November 30, 2017
Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey who have NOT yet registered for federal assistance must do so by November 30, 2017.
Federal assistance includes help for temporary housing, rental assistance and repair or replacement of damaged homes for eligible individuals and families who have suffered losses as a result of the storm.
Individuals have 60 days from the date of their FEMA assistance decision to appeal the decision.
If you need assistance with your FEMA application or appeal, go to a Disaster Recovery Center. You can locate your nearest Disaster Recovery Center by going to https://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm
b. Transitional Sheltering Assistance Deadline Extended
Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live.
Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended to Jan. 16, 2018. However, there is a mid-term eligibility review on Dec. 12 where survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call, email, and/or text message advising them if they have continued eligibility for assistance through a participating hotel. Hurricane Harvey survivors who recently applied for assistance will be notified automatically of their eligibility. To be considered for eligibility, disaster survivors must be registered with FEMA for disaster assistance, and meet other eligibility criteria. For more information, please go to https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/11/18/hotel-stays-harvey-survivors-extended-jan-16-2018 3. United Spinal Association to Provide Individuals with Recovery Grants A grant from the Craig Neilsen Foundation has allowed United Spinal to provide micro-grants to disaster survivors with disabilities to close the gap for accessible housing, medical equipment replacement and repair or for general subsistence needs. The maximum grant that an individual can receive is a one-time award of $1,000. Applications are limited to one per household. To apply for a recovery grant from United Spinal, please visit this link.http://unitedspinal.org/hurricane-disaster-relief/
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