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There are many resources available to help you find, and pay for, housing.

Immediately register with FEMA for housing assistance. Some disaster assistance is contingent on your registration with FEMA.

 -   Register online
 -   Toll-free number: 1 (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
(TTY: 800-462-7585) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 -   FEMA's Individual and Households Program (IHP) provides an initial three month rental assistance payment in the form of check or electronic fund transfer in the amount of $2,358. See FEMA's website for details.

If you need emergency housing or other emergency services immediately, these organizations may be able to help:

 -   American Red Cross: 1 (877) 568-3317
 -   Salvation Army: 1 (800) 725-2769
 -   Catholic Charities: 1 (800) 919-9338
 -   Local housing shelters and homeless assistance

If you were a resident of Public Housing or have a Section 8 voucher in a disaster-affected area

 -   Call HUD's Housing Hotline. HUD has established a single toll-free housing hotline,
1 (888) 297-8685 (Available 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT, seven days a week.)
 -   Visit a Public Housing Authority they will assist you with your options.

FEMA/HUD Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program
Families displaced by Hurricane Katrina may decide in which city they would like to live. Upon arriving in their new community, the evacuated family will meet with the local public housing authority that will help them find a suitable place to live. Families will be given a rental subsidy based on 100 percent of Fair Market Rent in that community.

Eligible families include:

 -   displaced public housing residents;
 -   Section 8 voucher holders;
 -   other HUD-assisted households; and,
 -   pre-disaster homeless individuals who were directly affected by the hurricane.

Department of Agriculture provides housing resources through its Rural Development program. You can find those resources on their website.

 
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