Answers to Your Questions: What Should I Expect at the FEMA Housing Inspection?


WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The inspector will assess the damage to your home. This may take 30-40 minutes. The inspector will also ask to see:

  • Your photo identification;
  • Proof of ownership/occupancy of the damaged residence, such as a mortgage payment book or utility bill;
  • Insurance documents: home and/or auto;
  • List of household occupants living in residence at time of disaster; and
  • All disaster-related damages to both real and personal property.

Need proof of ownership/occupancy? 

Applicants who are unable to provide traditional proof of ownership/occupancy can get a signed letter by a local precinct representative to validate the physical location of their home. Form letters for this purpose can be picked up at the fire stations in San Roque, Kagman, Garapan, Susupe, and Koblerville and at the Disaster Recovery Center at the Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe.

Need a ride?

Applicants who have been displaced by Typhoon Soudelor who require transportation to their properties for the housing inspection can contact the Commonwealth Transit Authority at 237-8000 to arrange transportation.

Beware scammers.

Be sure to ask the FEMA housing inspector to show you their photo identification when they come to your home. All FEMA inspectors have prominent photo identification badges. Do not allow the inspection if you are not shown proper photo identification.

There is no fee for the inspection. If you suspect someone is posing as a FEMA inspector, call FEMA’s toll-free Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721, or contact local law enforcement.

Got a question about Typhoon Soudelor recovery?

Contact your Congressman.
We will work to get you an answer.

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