Who Can Receive FEMA Assistance
Who Can Receive FEMA Assistance The City Beat
      
Homepage

Current Articles
 
  • Homepage 09/06/2006

  • Major Issues

  • Development & Infrastructure

  • Transportation

  • Quality of Life

  • Financial & Administrative Services


  • Upcoming Meetings/Events

    Newsletter Archive
    Contact Us

     

    Who Can Receive FEMA Assistance

    Non-citizens who suffered damages in recent storms in El Paso County may be eligible for assistance from a variety of sources. To qualify for federal monetary assistance, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or a “qualified alien,” which is defined below.

    However, undocumented aliens may qualify for other disaster relief programs such as crisis counseling, disaster legal services, and other short-term non-cash emergency aid.

    In addition, if the family has a child who is a U.S. citizen, they can apply on behalf of the child or on behalf of any other adult member of the household who may qualify. FEMA will not ask for information about immigration status.

    Even if they do not qualify for federal aid, applicants can call FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or apply online at www.fema.gov to be referred to programs run by state and local agencies, or volunteer agencies that can help regardless of immigration status.

    A “qualified alien” includes anyone granted: legal permanent residence (green card holders); asylum; refugee status; withholding of deportation; conditional entry; or parole into the United States for at least one year. It also includes Cuban-Haitian entrants, or a battered spouse (or child) with a pending or approved spousal petition or petition for relief.

    Print VersionPrint Version



    Newsletter produced by the City Communications & Public Affairs Office.
    If you would like to subscribe to receive the Community Newsletter,
    send an email to communitynewsletter@elpasotexas.gov, with your name and email address.





    | Disclaimer | Accessibility | Privacy Policy |Security Policy| Link Policy |
    | Tools | Contact Us | Directions to City Hall | © 2014 City of El Paso |


     

    | Disclaimer | Accessibility | Privacy Policy | Security Policy | Link Policy |
    | Tools | Contact Us | Directions to City Hall | Employees | © City of El Paso | Webmail |

    THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS Home Government Residents Business Visitors Departments Online Services Meetings Search THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS - www.elpasotexas.gov