2. FEMA has extended
Roof program until Thursday, Oct. 23. If you need a
temporary roof to prevent further weather damage to your home, visit the
on the ground floor
of 611 Walker. There, co-workers trained to fill out
the Blue Roof application will help you.
The deadline for
filing an application for FEMA financial assistance through the
U.S. Small Business Administration
has been extended to Wednesday, Nov. 12. If you apply for
FEMA assistance, you may receive by mail a SBA loan application.
You must fill out and
return that form to be eligible for FEMA financial
assistance. If you do not, you
may not be eligible for other types of federal assistance, and your
FEMA application will
not continue to be processed. If
you threw away the SBA package, you can go to a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center and get another SBA package, or you
can fill out the application online at disasterloan.sba.gov.
4. FEMA has extended the Transitional
Sheltering Assistance for displaced individuals and households through Sunday,
Nov. 30. This gives evacuees
who are living in FEMA-paid temporary
housing more time to
find permanent housing.
After Monday, Oct.
20, the U.S. Postal Service will return any
unclaimed mail to the sender. If you don't have
normal mail service or haven't been getting your mail, visit your home post
office before Oct. 20 to check whether your undelivered mail is being
6. The Hurricane Ike
Assistance Center will be open
8 a.m. to 4
p.m. until further
notice on the ground level of 611 Walker. If you need any
of these services and have not been able to get them, or need help completing
forms, please come to the assistance center or call 713-837-9400,
the city's benefits
customer service line. HR employees are waiting to help you get the help you
need. The phone lines are answered 7 a.m. to 5