AFTER A DISASTER

Rebuild

  • Architect Finder
    Architect Finder puts you in contact with some of the world’s most talented architects. In the end, at your finger tips, you will have access to over 20,000 architecture firms.

Homeowner Insurance Tools

  • Property Loss Inventory Spreadsheet (.xl)
    Regardless of the age, if an item is useable for its intended purpose, depreciation does not exceed 80%. If the item is replaced within the time allowed by the policy, the depreciation previously deducted may be paid up to the amount spent to replace the item or the agreed upon replacement cost for that item, whichever is less. All the terms and conditions of the insurance policy apply.

Insurance

  • Residential Insurance Guidebook
    This guide was designed to give you a better understanding about the kind of homeowners and renters insurance that is best for you. In order to best protect your family, home and your possessions, it is wise to take the initiative to fully understand your homeowners insurance policy. While it is difficult to predict future loss, you can minimize the impact of loss on yourself and your family by spending the time necessary to familiarize yourself with your policy and how it specifically addresses your needs in the event of a loss.

Disaster Assistance

  • Disaster Assistance Application Checklist
  • FEMA Guide to Housing
  • Disaster Legal Assistance
    Disaster Legal Services are provided to survivors free-of-charge through the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association. Services include assistance with insurance claims, advice on landlord/tenant disputes, home repair contracts and contractors, mortgage-foreclosure issues, assisting in consumer protection matters, and guidance on replacement of wills and other important legal documents. Disaster Legal Services can be reached at 800-657-0479 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Keep in mind that legal advice is limited to cases that will not produce a fee.
  • The Road to Temporary Housing
    Graphic: The Road to Temporary Housing
  • Rebuilding a Home Flyer
    If you decide to rebuild after a disaster many factors need to be weighed in determining what approach to take.
  • Questions and Answers for Fire Survivors
    Many resources are available to help survivors cope with the aftermath resulting from fire disasters. There are many state and federal agencies, community-based and non-profit organizations that can assist you.
  • Help After a Disaster