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FEMA Says Rental Grant Recipients Need To Maintain Contact

JACKSON, Miss. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency understands that some Mississippi disaster survivors may need additional temporary rental assistance to help them achieve their permanent housing goals. All applicants who received temporary rental assistance from FEMA were mailed a “Declaration for Continuing Need for Rental Assistance” letter.

This form is mailed 15 days after applicants receive their initial rental assistance grant and explains how to request additional temporary rental assistance from FEMA.

To receive additional temporary rental assistance as quickly as possible, applicants must:

  • Complete the form with all the applicable information and mail it back to FEMA at the address printed on the form.
  • Applicants will need to provide information of both pre-disaster and current income and expenses that are applicable to their households, including copies of recent pay stubs to verify income.
  • They also must provide a copy of their lease and the name and phone number of their landlord.
  • Applicants who don’t have the form should contact FEMA’s toll-free Help Line

800-621-3362 (TTY 462-7585.)

The nuber of residents who have received help from the April twisters has now climbed above the 5 thousand mark. The latest numbers look like this

Total registrations: 5,001 individual households

Daily registrations: 37

Individuals and Household program assistance approved: $4.7 million (4,768,590.23)

Visits to Disaster Recovery Centers: 4,616 as COB 6/9/14

Total Registrations for Individual Assistance as of COB 06/09/14 by designated county:

Itawamba County: 129

Jones County: 271

Leake County: 26

Lee County: 1,335

Lowndes County: 953

Madison County: 71

Montgomery County: 4

Rankin County: 476

Simpson County: 22

Warren County: 55

Wayne County: 371

Winston County: 1,147