Federal Resources for Hawaii Families Impacted by Natural Disasters
The Counties of Kauai, Honolulu, and Hawaii have received federal disaster declarations due to the Kauai and Oahu flooding and the Kilauea lava flow. Links to these declarations and disaster-related programs are provided below, as well as a list of federal, state, and county resources, lava flow updates, information on emergency shelters and services, mental health care support, mortgage assistance, as well as how to replace legal documents, and report lost credit cards.
If you need assistance with a federal agency, please contact my state office at 1-808-522-8970, toll free at 1-844-478-3478, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated August 14, 2018
Individuals and businesses on Kauai, Oahu, and Hawaii Island impacted by the April floods or the Kilauea volcanic activity are eligible to apply for Individual Assistance (IA) from the federal government. Residents can apply online or over the phone (1-800-621-3362). Additionally, Hawaii Island residents can apply in person at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility (location and hours below).
The deadline for Kauai and Oahu residents to apply for Individual Assistance is August 27, 2018.
The deadline for Hawaii Island residents to apply for Individual Assistance has been extended to September 12, 2018.
Pahoa Neighborhood Facility
15-2908 Pahoa Village Road
Pahoa, HI 96778
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
USDA has announced that affected SNAP households in Hawaii County are able to buy hot foods and hot food products with their SNAP benefits through August 24, 2018. You can read the announcement here.
Homeowners and businesses impacted by these disasters are also eligible for assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Information about SBA’s disaster resources as well as how to apply are available at SBA’s website, or over the phone at 1-800-659-2955.