DECEMBER 21, 2023 STORM INCIDENT

DISASTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS

On Thursday January 11th, the Small Business Administration announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans to businesses and residents affected by the December 2023 Storm and Flooding.

Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at SBA.gov/disaster. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659‑2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. 

Resources:
SBA Fact Sheet
Disaster Loan Outreach Flyer

OTHER GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Efforts remain underway to secure other disaster assistance programs for our community, including the FEMA Individual Assistance Program. Several formal requests to activate this program have been made to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. 

ASSISTANCE FROM LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

All local cities have partnered with 211 of Ventura to assist residents with any unmet needs they may have due to the December floods. If you or your family has unmet needs, please call 211 from any landline or cellular telephone and a representative will work to connect you with one of several organizations available to assist.

Assistance may be available in the following areas:

  • Debris removal / cleanup
  • Temporary housing
  • Disaster mental health support
  • Assistance with food
  • Assistance with temporary shelter

MOLD CLEANUP

After the water recedes, flood-damaged property can grow mold, which can lead to more damage and health problems.  Protect your health and your property by following the proper cleanup steps.  Download the Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters HERE.