Help remains after disaster recovery center closes Saturday
AUSTIN ( FEMA) - AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Houston will close Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.
The DRC that will close is located at:
Harris County Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church
3015 N. MacGregor Way
Houston, TX 77004
Hours: Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 8-10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closing Saturday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m.
Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can still get help by:
- Logging into their account at DisasterAssistance.gov
- Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
- Downloading the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit: fema.gov/mobile-app.
- Visiting any of the DRCs that remain open. Locations of other recovery centers can be found online at fema.gov/DRC..
Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives are still available at all DRC’s throughout the affected areas to explain SBA’s disaster loan program and help business owners and residents close their approved disaster loans. Even though the deadline to apply for a SBA loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size still have until May 25 to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Business owners may apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey, the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at https://twitter.com/FEMARegion6, or the Texas Division of Emergency Management website at https://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS - Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting SBA’s website at http://www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.