Hurricane Relief: Help for Those Impacted
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Important First Steps if You Have Been Affected
1. Call your mortgage servicer, which is the company you make your monthly mortgage payment to. These companies have plans and programs to help you through this difficult time, but they need to hear from you.
2. Call your homeowners insurance company and, if you have it, your flood insurance company. It's important to get the ball rolling with them immediately.
3. Apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). They have a number of resources to help. Here's how the registration process works. Call 800-621-3362 or visit www.disasterassistance.gov
Are you a member of the industry looking for information? We have you covered with important and timely Hurricane Relief Industry Resources.
Homeowners and Renters: Find additional information on hurricane relief below.
Mortgage Help Information From federally-regulated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
- Mortgage relief options for those affected by natural disasters (in English)
- Mortgage relief options for those affected by natural disasters (in Spanish)
- Mortgage relief options for those affected by natural disasters (in Vietnamese)
Supporting Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico
MBA has made donations to two organizations that are active and mobilized in Puerto Rico, including:
- United for Puerto Rico, organized by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rossello, is a collaboration of private sector sponsors organized to direct resources and aid including donations, volunteers, goods and services, to those affected by Hurricane Maria.
- Americares, which provides emergency medical supplies and medicine to disaster victims. Already $3 million in essential medicines - 7 tons of supplies including antibiotics, wound-care supplies, intravenous fluids, mental health medications and chronic disease treatments have been airlifted to Puerto Rico.