Hurricane Ida Relief

Need help recovering from Hurricane Ida? The city, state, and FEMA have compiled several resources to rebuild our communities. We understand that the influx of information can be overwhelming. To help you navigate which resources might be most helpful for you, we’ve highlighted the resources below.


Looking to apply for financial help? FEMA provides up to $34k to eligible households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or under-insured necessary expenses and serious needs. Click here to apply for disaster assistance online.


Are you undocumented? When applying for disaster assistance, you have to identify as a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien when you apply. Only those three citizenship statuses may be eligible for disaster assistance. In mixed status households, the member with legal documentation should apply. Children with legal citizenship may apply on behalf of their families. 


Regardless of citizenship status, disaster survivors may be eligible for help with search and rescue, medical care, shelter, food and water, and reducing threats to life, property, and public health or safety. Visit FEMA’s website for a full list of assistance.


Need temporary housing, rental assistance, or other assistance for your home? Disaster survivors with damage to their primary residence may be eligible for FEMA Sheltering and Housing Assistance. Visit FEMA’s website on Sheltering and Housing Assistance for Disaster Survivors.


In need of food as a result of Ida? Call 311 and get home delivered meals. Orders that are placed by 10 am will arrive after 3pm same day. Each box will have 6 meals - 3 lunches and 3 dinners. You can request one delivery or two weeks of meals. Meals will need to be heated and refrigerated, they come either fresh or frozen. If individuals need refrigeration/heating appliances, 311 will help. Halal, Kosher, or non-specialty meals are available. If individuals do not need meals for 2 weeks, orders can be cancelled by calling 311.


Are you a small business owner looking for disaster assistance? Businesses of all sizes located in declared disaster areas, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters affected by declared disasters can apply for disaster loans. Visit the Small Business Association’s website on disaster assistance.


Looking for mental health resources? New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Text GOT5 to 741741 to get started. Visit the State’s website on Mental Health Resources for Ida for more.


Need safety tips? FEMA has compiled a list of best practices moving forward. Visit FEMA’s website for post-storm safety tips.


Did you lose your job due to Ida? Unemployment benefits and re-employment services are available to individuals who have become unemployed because of the disaster. Visit the Department of Labor’s website for information on the program.


Need legal services? Services are available for low-income victims who are unable to secure legal service, either prior to or due to the disaster, to meet their needs caused by the disaster. Visit the American Bar Association’s website on their Disaster Legal Services Program.


Need tax relief? Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of New York and New Jersey now have until January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. Visit the IRS website here.


Do you want to receive emergency alerts in the area you live in? The Notify NYC Mobile App provides free emergency alerts and updates. Sign up for Notify NYC here.


Find the full list of resources from the City of New York here. Website translation is available in all languages.

Find the full list of resources from the State of New York here. Resources are available in the following languages: بى (Arabic), বাঙালি (Bengali), 中文 (Chinese), Kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian-Creole), Italiano (Italian), 한국어 (Korean), Polski (Polish), Русскийy (Russian), Español (Spanish), יידיש (Yiddish)

Find the full list of resources from FEMA here. Resources are available in Spanish, French, Haitian-Creole, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.