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FEMA Disaster Housing: The Individuals and Households Program-Implementation and Potential Issues for Congress [August 31, 2017]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Following a major disaster declaration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide three principal forms of assistance. These include Public Assistance, which addresses repairs to a community and states' or tribe's infrastructure; Mitigation Assistance which provides funding for projects a state or tribe submits to reduce the threat of future damage; and Individual Assistance (IA) which provides help to individuals and families. IA can include several programs, depending on whether the governor of the affected state or the tribal leader has requested that specific help. These can include Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for workers made unemployed by a disaster and not covered by the state's standard unemployment program. IA can also include Crisis Counseling that provides assistance to state and local mental health organizations to assist disaster victims traumatized by an event. IA may also include Case Management services that help a state to organize potential forms of assistance for disaster survivors."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44619
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2017-08-31
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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