RENTERS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEMA GRANTS

DENVER – September 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — FEMA Individual Assistance is not only for homeowners. It is also be available for eligible renters, and it could include a grant to help pay for temporary emergency housing.

Renters in nine Colorado counties – Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan and Weld – could be eligible for FEMA disaster assistance if their homes were damaged by the recent storms, flooding, landslides or mudslides.

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Other FEMA grants can include help paying for disaster-related expenses that include:

  • Replacement or repair of necessary personal property such as furniture and appliances;
  • Replacement or repair of tools and other job-related equipment required by the self-employed;
  • Primary vehicles and approved secondary vehicles;
  • Medical and dental bills, and
  • Funeral and burial bills.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also offers low-interest loans to renters for personal property losses.

The first step is to register with FEMA. People with disaster-related damages can register by phone at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Call center hours are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., MDT, seven days a week. Applicants who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can use TTY 800-462-7585. People can also register on line at disasterassistance.gov.

For more information on the disaster operations, go to fema.gov/disaster/4145

To find the DRC closest to you, go to fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers.

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