Recertification for the Flood Recovery

Recertification is a process FEMA uses to identify continued eligibility for temporary housing assistance.

To remain eligible for Direct Temporary Housing Assistance, disaster survivors must demonstrate a continued need for disaster assistance and be able to show progress towards a permanent housing plan. Housing advisors from FEMA visit survivors on site to confirm that they’re making a diligent effort to obtain permanent housing. These interviews are done every 30 days for renters, and every 60 days for owners; however, this may change depending on the circumstances of each case.

The FEMA Housing Advisor helps the occupants identify a realistic and achievable housing plan, guides them towards accomplishing that plan and helps them coordinate with appropriate agencies in order to expedite its completion.