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Programs that provide for the short and long-term housing needs of individuals and families who have lost their place of residence in a major disaster or large-scale emergency by providing them with a mechanism for reporting damage, by arranging for temporary housing while their homes are being repaired or rebuilt, by helping them identify alternative short and/or long-term housing replacement arrangements, by supporting their ability to make structural repairs that will enable them to return to their homes, or by supporting their ability to rebuild. Some forms of post disaster housing assistance are generally also available to individuals who have experienced a localized incident such as a house fire that has made them temporarily homeless.

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American Red Cross - Disaster Response LocalFocus on meeting peoples' urgent disaster-caused needs- shelter, food, clothing, shoes, toiletry items, medication and eyeglass replacement, emotional counseling and moreBerks*American Red Cross - Tri-County ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
American Red Cross - Humanitarian Services- Disaster relief is provided to individuals and families affected by natural disasters including shelter, food, and health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently. Disaster training and education programs are also available. - Emergency Services provides emergency communication and educational services to veterans, military personnel and their families. - Preparedness Services provides health and safety educational opportunities such as First Aid, CPR, AED, Lifeguarding, Water Safety and Babysitter's Training. - Volunteer Services is responsible for recruiting, training, placing and recognizing volunteers (youth and adults) who directly serve the Red Cross as well as additional community agencies. Opportunities include high school Red Cross Clubs, an Animal Assisted Therapy Program and Disaster Action Team responders. - Speakers Bureau is available. Dauphin*American Red Cross - Central Pennsylvania ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. Initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. -Get disaster information -Plan ahead -Apply for assistance -Recover and RebuildFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Liberty Lutheran - Disaster Preparedness and ResponseServices provided include assisting families to develop a disaster recovery plan, linking disaster survivors with resources, attending to emotional and spiritual needs, and repairing/rebuilding property. Provides disaster preparedness and response services throughout 24 counties of Eastern Pennsylvania.MontgomeryLiberty Lutheran - Administrative OfficeLiberty Lutheran
Office of Supportive Housing - Emergency Assistance and Response Unit (EARU)Provides limited financial assistance for families and individuals displaced or made homeless, and residents with court ordered evictions. Services include cash assistance with rent and mortgages and security deposits. Also provides post-disaster housing assistance with referral from Red Cross.PhiladelphiaOffice of Supportive Housing - Emergency Assistance Response UnitOffice of Homeless Services
PA Housing Search WebsiteFree website for finding affordable housing in Pennsylvania. Users can search by various criteria, including available properties which are subsidized or offer sliding scale rent. Landlords can upload information about their properties that are available for rental. The website also contains information on housing for those displaced by flooding or other natural disasters in Pennsylvania.DauphinPA Housing SearchPennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Team Rubicon - Disaster Response - LancasterNo direct referrals. Team Rubicon is activated during a disaster declaration and works directly with the local VOADS. Check with local VOAD for any assistance Non-profit, veteran based, global disaster response organization. Team Rubicon does damage assessments, expedient home repair, and debris removal at no cost. Services include: Disaster response, damage assessments, expedient home repair, debris removal, trained sawyers and heavy equipment operators.LancasterTeam Rubicon - LancasterTeam Rubicon

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