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FEMA | Renters Can Apply for FEMA Assistance

FEMA Individual Assistance is available to renters, including students, as well as homeowners in Bell, Calhoun, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Henderson, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Liberty, Montague, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker and Waller counties with uninsured losses from the storms, tornadoes and flooding that began April 26.

FEMA grants can help pay for temporary housing. Renters may also qualify for financial help to replace essential personal property, medical and dental, transportation, childcare, moving and storage and other uninsured expenses.

Texans have several ways to apply for FEMA assistance:

  • Go online to
  • Download the FEMA App for mobile devices.
  • Call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362 any day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. Help is available in most languages. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA your number for that service.
  • Visit any Disaster Recovery Center. For operating hours and addresses, go online to

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

For an accessible video on how to apply for assistance go online to: Three Ways to Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), FEMA’s federal partner in disaster recovery, may also be able to help. FEMA has streamlined the application process so people can apply to FEMA and SBA at the same time. SBA representatives are available to provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants at the Disaster Recovery Centers open throughout the affected area. 

Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at Business owners may apply in-person by visiting an SBA Business Recovery Center. Business Recovery Centers are currently open at the University of Houston Downtown Marilyn Davies College of Business and Trini Mendenhall Community Center in Houston, operating Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Applicants may call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 for more information.

For more information, visit FEMA Region 6 on social media at and at