It’s been a week since Florida counties awoke from its brush with Hurricane Irma. Many areas still don’t have regular power and even more still need helping recovering and rebuilding. The following is a list of resources in Miami-Dade County gathered by partner organizations that are currently available to impacted communities. (More county lists in all three languages will updated soon.)
Help these organizations better identify individual and family needs by filling out this Community Assesment Form created by Catalyst Miami: http://bit.ly/CatalystIrmaNeedsSurvey
Looking for helping with legal resources? Go to this page from our friends at the Community Justice Project: http://communityjusticeproject.com/irma
Want to donate to this collective effort? Go to http://www.irmacommunityrecovery.fund.
APPLYING FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE
You can fill out your application at www.disasterassistance.gov. If you do not have access to the internet, you can call 1-800-621-3362 between 7am and 10pm.
You will need a social security number to file an application. You should have some other information handy before you start such as your address, contact phone numbers, insurance information (if any), and your bank account information. Here is a helpful article from the Miami Herald about the process.
COUNTY EMERGENCY INFORMATION
The County is regularly updating this resource page with information on services, schools, libraries, medical facilities, parks, and transportation.
If you think you may be eligible for a temporary roof repair, please find out more about Operation Blue Roof.
To track progress on power restoration, go to Florida Power & Light’s website. All downed power lines should be treated as live power lines and reported to FPL at 1-800-468-8243.
The IRS may have options for paying taxes for Hurricane victims. Find out more here.
There may be an opportunity to work with your mortgage provider to delay a few of your mortgage payments. Find out more here.
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
If you’ve lost your job, you can find a guide to your options here.
SNAP REPLACEMENT FOR SPOILED FOOD
Here’s how you can apply for replacement benefits.
RENTERS WITH QUESTIONS
The Community Justice Project has several local resources listed on their website should you need them. Scroll down a little to find these FAQs.
The Community Justice Project has several local resources listed on their website should you need them.
SMALL BUSINESS LOANS
Find out if you are eligible for disaster loan assistance with the Small Business Association (SBA).
LGBT DISCRIMINATION AT SHELTERS OR IN RECEIVING AID
Contact 305-702-0276 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confidentially report discrimination.