Statement from Congressman Danny K. Davis President Joseph Biden’s Disaster Declaration

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Washington – RealEstateRama – Since last June, my office and colleagues have received many calls requesting assistance due to the awful storm, which flooded many homes and damaged property. A few weeks ago, I spoke with the President personally and asked him for help.  On Friday, we telephoned 30,000 people to let them know that all of us are working on securing funding to help them through the aftermath of the flood.

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Illinois and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from June 29 to July 2, 2023.  I want to thank my friend President Joe Biden for keeping the hearts of the people close and taking action to provide solutions.

The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Cook County.

  • Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
  • Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures in Cook County.
  • Andrew D. Friend of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance at, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or by using the FEMA App.

Again, thank you, President Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, Governor Pritzker, the community, and all those who have organized to make this day possible.

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