Hurricane Recovery

Last Update as of 3/7/18

Information is constantly being updated, please check frequently. If you see any need for additions, deletions or corrections, please email:


**Marque 2-1-1 para assistencia en Español**


For Information on Puerto Rican Evacuees

and others Impacted by Hurricane Maria 




Quick links for Hurricane Recovery Resources for Florida:

Special Notice: 

United Way of Florida is working with Ashley Furniture to help children impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Ashley Furniture has offered to donate twin size beds (mattress, no box spring) with frame, sheet and pillow to children in our community. 
If you have children in your programs who are without bedding as a result of Hurricane Irma or Maria, please email United Way of Palm Beach County Community Impact Director Pam Newsome at by 5:00pm this Thursday, February 22nd with the number of children’s beds you are requesting. Distribution of bedding will be determined after United Way of Florida evaluates the requests with Ashley Furniture.


Note: FEMA RE: THA- Transitional Housing Assistance 

to be discontinued

St. Lucie County residents currently receiving THA can reach out to
Mustard Seed Ministries 
@ (772) 465-6021 to be screened for possible rent funding.

Private Non Profit (PNP) Organizations

FEMA: Deadline for Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) Extended to November 21, 2017


 To determine if you meet the eligibility criteria- review: 

Irma Applicant Briefing Slides Updated 09.29.17.pdf

Public Assistance Handbook PNP Eligibility.pdf


Billion disaster aid package to respond to
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria


Hurricane Irma Resources
for Florida Students




FEMA Assistance

(To start an online application visit ) 


Walk-In Site "Closing December 9th"
**Palm Beach County:   FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is open at the**
Carolyn Simms Center: 225 NW 12th Ave., Boynton Beach 33435
Hours: 8 AM- 8- PM (Monday-Sunday)

Assited Techonolgy Available

(Note: False Claims Fraud Line: 1-800-323-8603)

FEMA & Federal Services include: Mitigation Re Flood Insurance, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Small Business Disaster Assistance, Transitional Housing Assistance (THA for evacuees-not yet activated as 10/13/17), and IRS for Tax concerns/assistance

State & Local Services include: D-SNAP application assistance, Legal Aid (mornings only), Jerome Golden info on Mental Health/Crisis Counseling


Hurricane Help for Seniors

National Church Residences, a non-profit that specializes in affordable living for senior citizens, is taking an initiative to help all seniors in Texas and Florida as a response to the hurricanes. Through our Hurricane Support for Seniors Hotline, we are offering support and referrals to seniors ages 55 and up. In order for us to reach out to as many seniors as possible, we would like our hotline number to be added to your website, 211 resource guide, posted to social media, or have our flyer distributed in your surrounding areas. Our mission is to offer as much support as we can to seniors in this devastating time.

 The “Hurricane Support 4 Seniors” hotline number is 844-259-HS4S (844-259-4747). 

For additional questions or to get in contact with us, please email

for flyer with more information. 



DRC Indian River County- Closed

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) has opened in Vero Beach to help residents affected by Hurricane Irma.  This center will provide more complete services than the one that was here last month.

The center is located at:
Indian River State College, Brackett Library
6155 College Lane, Vero Beach, FL  32966

***The Vero DRC will only be a here for a limited amount of time***
Dates:   Tuesday, October 17 through Sunday, October 22.
Hours:   8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DRCs serve as one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors seeking one-on-one help. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and various state agencies will be at the center to answer questions.
DRCs can:
Provide assistance with filling out applications.
Update the status of a survivor’s application.
Provide referral services to voluntary organizations who offer a variety of services to survivors.
Provide access to the U.S. Small Business Administration for loan help and customer service.
DRC St. Lucie County-Closed
FORT PIERCE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will staff a

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Returns to the Fenn Center Nov. 8-11

FORT PIERCE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reopen a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Wednesday, Nov. 8 through Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave, to assist those still dealing with issues from Hurricane Irma.
Disaster Recovery Centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses recovering from disasters. They can assist with:

  • Registration for federal disaster assistance;
  • SBA Loan application and processing;
  • Case updates and status checks;
  • Processing appeals to eligibility determinations regarding federal assistance;
  • Connection to other State program information or assistance.

The DRC will be open from Wednesday, Nov. 8 through Friday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Individuals can register online at or through the FEMA smart phone app.

  • Applicants will need the following to apply:
  • Social Security Number;
  • Daytime telephone number;
  • Current mailing address;
  • Address and zip code of the damaged property; and
  • Private insurance information, if available.

By registering for federal assistance on, you can:

  • Find out if your address is in a disaster area declared for Individual Assistance.
  • Check the status of your application and get updates by SMS or email.
  • Upload documents to support your application.

Another option for individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, is to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

When an applicant registers, they receive a unique registration number. The registration number is important and should be written down and kept handy. Anyone who does not have a registration number is not yet registered.

For more information on resources available to those affected by Hurricane Irma, please visit:


Martin County

Caring Children Clothing Children is available to help any Martin County residents and evacuees temporarily or permanently living in Martin County, with children who need clothing. This service is free of cost. Contact information is below.

4Cs Mission: To provide clothing, new socks, underwear and shoes, as well as reading intervention and literacy materials at no cost to children in need in Martin County.
Gigi Suntum, Executive Director
Caring Children/Clothing Children
7985 SW Jack James DriveStuart, FL 34997



Affordable Housing Search


Food Stamps

Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP) for those who do not already receive Food Stamps:
D-SNAP is available now - Click here to Pre-register for D-SNAP Online

Click Here to View D-SNAP Site Locations and hours
It is highly recommended to Pre-register before going to the D-SNAP Site Location


Additional Dates:

More dates for Broward and Miami-Dade counties are planned but they are still working on the specifics.

Visit the link listed above - dates will be posted when finalized.

No plans are set at this time for additional dates in Palm Beach County.

As of October 21, DCF has processed more than 756,272 DSNAP

applications that meet the federal requirements.



Current Food Stamp (SNAP) Recipients
Due to storm damage and mass evacuations, for a period of time current SNAP customers are permitted to purchase hot foods with their EBT card at participating retailers. Customers should inquire first if the store is equipped to process hot food purchases. This service is available through September 30th.

Current Palm Beach County Food Stamp (SNAP) recipients
 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast residents who already receive SNAP will have 40% of their monthly allocation restored to their cards

Displaced Puerto Rican Residents can apply for Food Stamps This applies only to Puerto Ricans that moved recently to Florida because of Hurricane Maria or Irma

Click here to apply for Regular Food Stamps (SNAP) Online

Deadline to apply is 10/16/17.  Florida Dept of Economic Opportunity

   Legal Assistance 

for Irma Victims: 1-866-550-2929



Operation Hope


HOPE Coalition America free financial services include:

FEMA Applications and Appeals
Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
Small Business Recovery
Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Destroyed Documents
Insurance Claims Assistance and Appeals
Disaster Recovery Budget
Financial Counseling
Assistance Negotiating and Working with Your Creditors
Managing Mortgage Payments on a Destroyed Home

For assistance call: 1-888-388-HOPE (4673) or go to

          Flyer in English      


Los servicios gratuitos de HOPE Coalición América incluyen:

Aplicaciones de FEMA y Apelaciones
Inspecciones de la Vivienda y Reparaciones
La Recuperación de la Pequeña Empresa
Asistencia Obtener Copias de los Documentos Destruidos 
Reclamaciones de Seguros de Asistencia y Apelaciones
Presupuesto de Recuperación de Desastres
Asesoría Financiera
Negociación de Asistencia y Trabajar con sus Acreedores
Gestión de Pagos de Hipoteca en una Casa Destruida
Para mayor asistencia llame al 1-888-388-HOPE (4673) o

                                            Flyer in Spanish


Operation Blue Roof
For residents that need a tarp on their home's roof because of hurricane damage
Call 888-766-3258 for more information
Free installation from Army Corp of Engineer Contractors

Click here to view more info

Recovery Toolkit for Special Needs
and Other Irma Victims




Tax Collector Offices for replacement titles and ID: