2020 Oregon Wildfire

Response and Recovery

I strongly encourage Oregon residents affected by the wildfires to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible.

FEMA’s Individual Assistance program for survivors is available in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties.

Disaster assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

If you have phone or Internet access, you may register by:

  • Going online at DisasterAssistance.gov

  • Downloading the FEMA app

  • Calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for people with speech and hearing disabilities. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PDT, seven days a week.

  • Go to DisasterAssistance.gov on your desktop computer or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

 Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to homeowners, renters, and businesses. Applicants can apply to both programs but are encouraged to apply through FEMA first. Call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or visit www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance