Victim of Hurricane Sandy? President Obama has approved major federal disaster relief funds for New York City and New Jersey, allowing homeowners, renters, and businesses to get disaster relief from the federal government, through FEMA, the Federal Emergency Managment Agency.
Disaster assistance help from FEMA includes grants for home repairs, temporary housing and low-interest loans for residential losses and property damage to small business owners.
Check the FEMA website to register, or call 800-621-3362 (FEMA). You’ll need proof to file a claim, including insurance information and your social security number — and it’s a good idea to take photos NOW of the damage you are claiming, plus any receipts for clean-up or repair costs.