- The Direct Housing mission has been extended for Oregon 2020 Wildfire Survivors: At the request of the state, FEMA has granted a six-month extension for the Direct Housing program for wildfire survivors in Jackson, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion Counties, extending the mission to September 15. Direct housing occupants will be required to pay rent at a fair market value beginning April 1; however, you can request a readjustment from FEMA based on hardships unique to your circumstances. Contact Lincoln or Linn Community Services Consortium at 541-574-2280. View the Direct Housing Extension Combined - Spanish and English (PDF) for more information.
- September 27, 2021: FEMA continues to provide reimbursement under Public Assistance (PA) to eligible applicants for COVID-specific NCS. This funding is available for COVID-specific NCS to meet immediate threats to public health and safety due directly to the COVID-19 pandemic, as stipulated in FEMA guidance. FEMA will provide ample notice (not less than 60 days) to PA applicants once an end date for the availability of COVID-specific NCS funding has been determined. As of the date this document was published, FEMA will provide 100% cost share for COVID-specific NCS until December 31, 2021, as provided by the President's Memorandum on Maximizing Assistance to Respond to COVID-19. For more details, please view the Model Transitions Final Document (PDF).
- September 3, 2021: The Governor signed Senate Bill 282 into law which provides a grace period for tenants who owe rent that accrued from April 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. The grace period for repayment will extend through February 28, 2022. In other words, tenants who owe rent that accrued from April 2020 through the end of June 2021, have until March 1, 2022, to repay that rent. As of July 1, however, renters must pay their rent on time or risk eviction. Read more on Oregonrentalassistance.org.
- July 27, 2021: FEMA In-Person Assistance: If you have already applied for Federal Disaster Assistance with FEMA, but still have questions about your application, help is still available! August 21 through August 24, 2021, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue District 1 Station 1300 381 N Old Scenic Highway 101 Otis, OR - 10 am to 8 pm (Saturday and Sunday) and 9 am to 7 pm (Monday and Tuesday). View the FEMA In-Person Assistance - August 21 to 24, 2021 - English and Spanish (PDF) for more details.
- Can't attend this event? Help is still available seven days a week, online or by phone. If you need help with your application, a letter you received, or the appeals process, contact FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585. Press 2 for a Spanish representative. FEMA specialists are available from 4 am to 8 pm PST, seven days a week.
- May 13, 2021: View the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Oregon Small Businesses (PDF) for more information.
- April 12, 2021: Wildfire Damage Housing Relief Account Program to assist households of the lower income that suffered a loss of housing due to a wildfire. Apply for $6,500 in assistance (details are also available in española) on the Smartsheet - Wildfire Damage Housing Relief Dashboard page.
- March 8, 2021: Download the FEMA Financial Update - Public Assistance Update - March 8, 2021 (PDF) for more information.
- Experiencing difficulty providing proof of ownership/occupancy?
- The Assessor's Office can provide ownership documents for titled real and personal property manufactured homes.
- Email the Assessor's Office for more information.
- Untitled manufactured homes and other real property should have current ownership reflected in the county deed records - Clerk/Recorder's Office.
- Email the Clerk's Office for more information.
- The Tax Office can provide copies of property tax statements.
- Email the Tax Office for more information.
- The Assessor's Office can provide ownership documents for titled real and personal property manufactured homes.
- Oregon Lifeline: A federal and state government program that reduces the monthly cost of phone or broadband service for qualifying low-income Oregon households. For more information - please visit the Oregon Lifeline Reduces Cost of Phone/Broadband Service page.
- FEMA is finalizing the direct housing options for those Survivors who indicated they needed long-term housing assistance in their FEMA Claim. Survivors are encouraged to contact FEMA directly to make sure their FEMA claim is up to date with their current housing situation; if their housing options have changed over the past several weeks and if you have not updated your FEMA claim with their current housing status then you may not qualify for additional benefits.
- FEMA Contact Information: toll-free at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).
- 7 am to 10 pm PDT, seven days a week.
- Visit DisasterAssistance.gov or use FEMA's mobile app.
- Echo Mountain Arts Fund: Helps the diverse population of artists, visual or performing, who have lost finished or partially completed work, as well as tools, supplies, instruments, or other equipment. If you have lost the means to perform or produce your art, as a direct result of the Echo Mountain Fire, you are eligible to apply. Applicants may apply after the deadline. For more information, view the Echo Mountain Arts Fund (PDF).
- The public assistance deadline extended (to January 13th) for local, tribal governments, state agencies, special districts, and certain private nonprofit organizations in designated areas for emergency work and the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by wildfires. Eligible applicants may apply directly through the FEMA Grants Portal. If your agency is already registered in FEMA Grants Portal, submit an RPA directly at Grantee.fema.gov. If you are unable to access FEMA Grants Portal or need assistance in creating a Public Assistance Grants Portal user account, contact Public Assistance Grants Assistant Selicity Icefire at 503-378-3934 or Email Selicity Icefire.
- FEMA Application Deadline Has Passed but Help Still Available for Oregon Wildfire Survivors.
- Wells and Septic Systems may be Eligible for FEMA Assistance: Households that don't have insurance or have received an insurance settlement less than the cost to repair serious damage may apply to FEMA.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Extends Individual Assistance Claim Filing Deadline: Visit the SBA website for more information.
- FEMA Approves Lincoln County for Oregon Direct Temporary Housing Solutions
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has been extended: The new deadline to apply for DUA is Friday, November 27, 2020. Visit Oregon.gov - DUA page to get started.
- How to Appeal a FEMA Disaster Assistance Decision
Oregon Survivors Affected by Wildfires Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance
Salem, Oregon - State and federal officials are encouraging Oregon residents affected by the wildfires and straight-line winds, which began on September 7 and are continuing, to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible.
- FEMA's Individual Assistance program for survivors has been made available in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties.
Disaster assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
If you have a phone or Internet access, you may register by:
- Going online at DisasterAssistance.gov
- Downloading the FEMA app
- Calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA) or TTY 800-462-7585 for people with speech and hearing disabilities. If you use 711 - Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 am to 10 pm PDT, seven days a week.
- Going to DisasterAssistance.gov or via web-enabled phone or tablet at Fema.gov - Mobile Products page.
- Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to homeowners, renters, and businesses. Call the SBA at 800-659-2955.
- Public assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities has been made available to 20 counties (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill counties). All areas statewide are eligible to apply for Hazard Mitigation assistance.
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 (711/VRS - Video Relay Service). Multilingual operators are available. (Press 2 for Spanish). TTY call 800-462-7585.
Follow FEMA on social media for the latest updates and visit the FEMA.gov - Oregon Wildfire and Straight-line Winds page for more information.
REALTORS® Relief Foundation Grant
OAR has secured a $500,000 grant for housing relief through NAR's REALTORS® Relief Foundation for the Oregon wildfires disaster.
Who should apply? Any full-time resident and U.S. citizen or legally admitted U.S. resident who has lost their home to the Oregon wildfire disaster. Visit the Oregonrealtors.org - REALTOR® Relief Foundation Grants page for more information.
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Fire Assistance
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has funding available to help farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners recover from wildfire impacts on private agricultural lands affected by the recent wildfires in Marion, Clackamas, Linn, Lane, Douglas, Jackson, Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill, Lincoln, and Josephine.
Visit the Seasonal Hazards: Wildfire page for more details.
- Apply with FEMA Even if You Have Insurance - English (PDF)
- Apply with FEMA Even if You Have Insurance - Spanish (PDF)
- Citizenship and Immigration Status Requirements for FEMA Disaster Assistance (PDF)
- Complejo de Incendio de la Montana Echo (Echo Mountain) - Actualizacion de recursos (PDF)
- DAIP Disaster Survivor Application Checklist - December 2019 - English (PDF)
- DAIP Disaster Survivor Application Checklist - December 2019 - Spanish (PDF)
- DAIP Youth Materials - English (PDF)
- DAIP Youth Materials - Spanish (PDF)
- Delcaration Map (PDF)
- Direct Housing Extension - FEMA (PDF)
- Disaster Assistance Didyouknow Status-by-Phone September 2018 - English (PDF)
- Disaster Assistance Didyouknow Status-by-Phone September 2018 - Spanish (PDF)
- Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet December 2019 - English (PDF)
- Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet December 2019 - Spanish (PDF)
- Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses Fact Sheet (PDF)
- DSA Teams Provide Help to Survivors - English (PDF)
- DSA Teams Provide Help to Survivors - Equipos de Asistencia a los Sobrevivientes proveen Orientacion (PDF)
- DSA Teams Provide Help to Survivors - Spanish (PDF)
- Echo Mountain Arts Fund (PDF)
- Echo Mountain Fire Resource Update - September 24th at 4pm (PDF)
- Employment Training Resources Flyer Map (PDF)
- FEMA - External Outreach Site to Open in Lincoln City - October 15, 2020 - English (PDF)
- FEMA - External Outreach Site to Open in Lincoln City - October 15, 2020 - Spanish (PDF)
- FEMA - In-Person Assistance August 2021 (PDF)
- FEMA Approves Lincoln County for Oregon Direct Temporary Housing Solutions - English (PDF)
- FEMA Approves Lincoln County for Oregon Direct Temporary Housing Solutions - Spanish (PDF)
- FEMA FAQ Direct Housing in Oregon - English (PDF)
- FEMA FAQ Direct Housing in Oregon - Spanish (PDF)
- FEMA Financial Update - Public Assistance Update - March 8, 2021 (PDF)
- FEMA Help-After-Disaster English Trifold (PDF)
- FEMA Help-After-Disaster Spanish Trifold (PDF)
- FEMA Individual Assistance - el Programa de Asistencia Individual (PDF)
- FEMA Oregon Wildfires-Free Home Repair Advice Available - English (PDF)
- FEMA Oregon Wildfires-Free Home Repair Advice Available - Spanish (PDF)
- FEMA Oregon-Referral (PDF)
- How to Appeal a FEMA Disaster Assistance Decision - English (PDF)
- How to Appeal a FEMA Disaster Assistance Decision - Spanish (PDF)
- Keep in Touch with FEMA to Avoid Delays (PDF)
- Lincoln County Recovery Update Number 3 - November 18, 2020 (PDF)
- Mantengase en contacto - Actualice su informacion con FEMA para evitar retrasos (DOCX)
- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - Fire Assistance Grant (PDF)
- Reasons FEMA May Have Found You Ineligible - English and Spanish (PDF)
- Requisitos de ciudadania y estatus migratorio para recibir asistencia por desastre de FEMA (PDF)
- SBA Disaster Assistance Loans - Businesses - Nonprofits (PDF)
- SBA Disaster Assistance Loans - Community Impact (PDF)
- SBA Disaster Assistance Loans - Homeowners - Renters (PDF)
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Oregon Small Businesses (PDF)
- Sequence of Delivery Individual Assistane (IA) Timeline FEMA (PDF)
- Three Step Process for SBA Disaster Loans - English (PDF)
- Three Step Process for SBA Disaster Loans - Spanish (PDF)
- U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans (PDF)
- Understanding a FEMA Determination Letter How to Appeal - English (PDF)
- Understanding a FEMA Determination Letter How to Appeal - Spanish (PDF)
- Usted podria ser elegible para Asistencia por Desastre (PDF)
- Wells, Septic Systems May be Eligible for FEMA Assistance - English (PDF)
- Wells, Septic Systems May be Eligible for FEMA Assistance - Spanish (PDF)
- You May Be Able to Get Disaster Assistance (PDF)