Hurricane Harvey and Disaster Assistance

By at 4 September, 2017, 8:51 am


Hurricane Harvey Relief
Top 5 Steps to Your Hurricane Harvey Recovery
Read SBA Administrator Linda McMahon’s blog post here.

Did you know the Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing an automatic 12-month deferment on SBA-serviced business and disaster loans in primary counties designated as disaster areas? Read all about it and Hurricane Harvey disaster assistance programs on the SBA website here, which includes information on low-interest SBA loans to disaster-impacted homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private non-profit organizations.

Relief Numbers
As of September 3 in the early afternoon, FEMA received more than 529,000 registrations for assistance. More than 167,000 survivors are approved for $125 million in FEMA disaster assistance. Of that amount, $39.5 million is approved for housing assistance i.e. rental assistance, and $85.6 million is approved for other needs assistance.  If you know of someone that needs help please direct them to, as it is the quickest way to register for assistance. The site also includes the closest FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in affected areas.

Picking Up the Pieces: Employer Responsibilities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
Littler has summarized some of the issues and primary questions that may arise for some Texas employers given the serious and long-term effects of Hurricane Harvey.  The blog post provides good information regarding practical and legal issues that employers may face.


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