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FEMA requirements for rental assistance
Those who still need rental help because of superstorm Sandy must file again with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reaffirm their need for temporary shelter while they search for a permanent place to live, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said in a news release Monday.
“Nassau residents who have been displaced by the storm must complete the declaration of need [form] if they are to continue to receive rental assistance,” Mangano said. “We want to ensure that no one falls through the cracks because they weren’t aware that there are FEMA requirements.”
The form is mailed to those receiving the temporary housing assistance 15 days after they receive their initial rental assistance grant. Those who need additional aid must mail the completed form back to FEMA at the address printed on the form. Residents who have not received the form should contact FEMA’s toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362, which operates 24/7 until further notice.
FEMA rental assistance may last for up to 18 months from the date of declaration. For more information, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4085, http://twitter.com/FEMASandy, www.facebook.com/FEMASandy, or www.fema.gov/blog.
Above: Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano