Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is currently set up at Philips Park 5675 Sesame Dr, Bokeelia to assist you with FEMA, DUA & SBA programs and sometimes FARM/USDA assistance. Call the fire department at (239) 283-0030 to ensure DRC’s hours are accurate. Hours: 8am-7pm, Monday thru Saturday.
To be eligible for any possible FEMA assistance, you must submit an SBA application. If denied by SBA, you have a a better chance at being eligible for FEMA or additional FEMA funds. In short, always apply to both FEMA and SBA. Here’s a quick tutorial in applying for FEMA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VihuHVH4TFA
Guidance on SBA loans can be found here: https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/sfc/servlet.shepherd/version/download/068t000000hH8nJAAS
Beacon of Hope Pine Island at 5090 Doug Taylor Circle in Saint James City can assist you physically and locally on Pine Island in applying for the many programs available to you.
Remote or Tele-Assistance is available from Gaby Hall, a Florida licensed mortgage broker and modification specialist for many of the programs as well as temporary housing & mortgage relief assistance. Contact Gaby at (954) 498-9439 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view a tutorial from Gaby on the application processes for FEMA, SBA and Food Stamp Programs here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow6Y2PnW978
Navigating the Insurance Claim process can be difficult. Resources and help is available thru United Policy Holders at: https://uphelp.org/disaster-recovery-help/hurricane-ian-2022/