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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation


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FEMA Awards More Than $1.2M in Public Assistance Grants

FEMA has approved $1,259,146 to the State of Florida to assist 14 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, temporary facilities and permanent repairs for Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

Storm Drain Project To Protect Homes From Flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted $1.6 million to the City of Phoenix for storm drain improvements to increase flood protection for 29 area homes. The Palm Lane Storm Drain Project, north of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport

April is National Financial Capability Month

Throughout the month of April, FEMA, in partnership with the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC), is celebrating National Financial Capability Month. Personal financial planning helps individuals and families prepare for disasters both big and small. Many people have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster.

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Lee County

As Alabamians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the March 3 tornadoes and straight-line winds, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Lee County are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer

FACT SHEET: Home Inspections for Homeowners and Renters

Survivors whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Michael and are uninsured or underinsured, may be eligible for federal assistance. Whether the applicant is a homeowner or renter,

Survivors in Lee County May Apply for Disaster Assistance

Homeowners and renters in Lee County, Alabama, may now apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the March 3 severe

Help is still available for Mangkhut and Yutu Survivors

Disaster assistance information is still available for survivors who suffered damages and property loss due to Typhoon Mangkhut and Typhoon Yutu. Federal Emergency

Seismic Grants for Apartments and Multi-Family Homes will Save Lives And Help Families Recover...

Two seismic retrofitting grants will help reduce damage to as many as 50 Oaklandapartment buildings and as many as 375 single and multi-family homes.  The combined $10.5 million

FACT SHEET: Long-term Recovery Groups Help Meet Needs

Residents of the Florida Panhandle who suffered damages and uninsured losses as a result of Hurricane Michael, and still have disaster-related needs not covered by state

Local, state, federal resources assist with housing needs

Many Hurricane Harvey survivors who were provided temporary housing units by FEMA and the Texas General Land Office are preparing to move to their next home by the end of this month. Whether

FACT SHEET: Substantial Damage Assessments Following Hurricane Michael

FEMA does not make a determination of substantial damage and does not notify any property owner of a damage determination. FEMA may be asked to assist a local jurisdiction to assess the extent of disaster-caused damage

FEMA Offers Free Advice on Landscaping, Repairing, Rebuilding at Ventura Nursery

Thousands of homes and businesses were burned and countless structures damaged throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties during the Hill and Woolsey wildfires.

FEMA Specialists to Offer Mitigation Tips at Lowe’s in Fayetteville

Disaster survivors can get tips and advice on how to protect their families and their homes from future disasters at the Lowe’s in Fayetteville Feb. 4 through Feb. 16.

Families Living in FEMA Temporary Housing Must Have a Plan to Move Out

601 mobile homes and travel trailers provided by FEMA are now occupied by Hurricane Florence survivors across North Carolina. The 571 households currently occupying these units total 1,608

Get Home Repair Advice Jan. 29- Feb. 9 in Adjuntas, Juana Diaz, Peñuelas, San...

Kmart, National Lumber and Sears have teamed with FEMA to provide residents of Puerto Rico with free information and tips on how to make homes safer and stronger from earthquakes and tsunamis

FEMA Mitigation Team Assesses Hurricane Michael’s Effects on Buildings

A team of experts in buildings and their performance has conducted an assessment of 350 structures affected by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. From these assessments,

Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Leon County Jan. 24-29

FEMA and home improvement retailers in Leon County are teaming up Jan. 24-29 to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer, as Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael

With No Mortgage, Flood Insurance Proved to Be a Good Decision

Sarah Herring grew up in her family’s home near the bay in Port St. Joe, was married in the backyard and now owns the property mortgage-free. Hurricane Michael’s winds tore off the roof

FEMA and Home Improvement Stores in Bay and Leon Counties Offering Free Rebuilding and...

As Floridians continue to repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Bay and Leon counties are once again teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer

HUD Teams with FEMA to Support Florida Survivors

If you were receiving U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rental assistance and were displaced by Hurricane Michael, you may be eligible for help from FEMA. Federal law prevents FEMA from duplicating benefits provided by another agency.

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FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases


EPA Announces $2.7 Billion for Infrastructure to Protect Surface Waters and...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $2.7 billion for State Revolving Funds (SRFs). This funding assists states, tribes and territories with infrastructure projects that help protect surface water