Hurricane Ida caused a lot of damage to the city of Philadelphia. Keep reading on for resources that are available to homeowners including a SOSNA micro-grant to reimburse up to $500 in costs of repairs to damage caused by Ida.
SOSNA Hurricane Ida Micro-Grant
As part of our micro-grant initiative, SOSNA is offering reimbursement to community members who were impacted by Hurricane Ida up to $500. If you suffered damage or loss to your home, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 17th:
A brief description of the damage & address (must live within SOSNA boundaries)
A timestamped picture of the damage
Receipt(s) for your repairs
Grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.
City & State Resources
Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania was approved by President Joe Biden for a Major Disaster Declaration following damage from Tropical Depression Ida.
Eligible residents and businesses can apply for financial assistance in their recovery in three ways:
Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
Over the phone 1-888-621-FEMA (3362)
In-person at at Disaster Recovery Center *to be announced
Please record you FEMA identification number. You will need it through your process.
The City urges all who were impacted by Ida to be prepared when applying for support and to continue documenting all storm-related damage and costs, including receipts, insurance denials, and photos of damage.
If individuals have submitted damage reports with the City through the online assessment tool, they will still need to begin a new case and file information with FEMA in accordance with its damage assessment requirements.