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C.A.R. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by these wildfires through its Disaster Relief Fund. The Association established the fund in the wake of the 2003 California wildfires. Grants provided by the fund are used to help members of the REALTOR® family -- REALTORS®, their staff, and Association members and their staff -- who have incurred substantial losses due to wildfires and other disasters by distributing grants of up to $5,000. If you are a REALTOR® who has been impacted by the wildfires, please visit https://www.car.org/en/difference/realtorscare to fill out an application.  For questions regarding the C.A.R. Disaster Relief Fund, please call Sharlena Bernard at (213) 739-8297 or e-mail disasterrelief@car.org 

Emergency Funds, Housing Support & Relief Centers

County of Los Angeles
http://www.lacounty.gov/woolseyfire/
Up to date information on the Woolsey fire, including quick links to CalFresh Services, Missing Pets, Road Closures and Disaster Assistance Shelters

Apply for FEMA Disaster Relief Funds
https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance
Those affected by the California wildfire should apply for assistance by calling toll-free to (800) 621-FEMA (3362).  Disaster victims may register by calling this number.  You do not have to wait to go to a disaster assistance center.  The number for speech and hearing impaired individuals is (800) 462-7585.  Federal disaster assistance available for residents and businesses in the affected counties includes temporary housing assistance, disaster loans and other needs assistance grants.

Salvation Army of Southern California
http://www.salvationarmy-socal.org/southern-california/news/ca-wildfires
These locations serve as all-purpose stops for people looking for financial assistance, government documents, and information about how they can rebuild following the devastating fires.

United Way of Northern California (UWNC) 
https://www.norcalunitedway.org/camp-fire
Accepting applications for emergency cash assistance from those who lost their homes in the Camp Fire. These will be one-time grants designed to help with urgent basic necessities such as food, gas and clothing. Amounts given will depend on need and available resources. 

Fannie Mae Mortgage Assistance
http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/media/corporate-news/2018/california-wildfires-assistance-6792.html
Fannie Mae Reminds Homeowners and Servicers of Mortgage Assistance Options for Areas Affected by the California Wildfires

Fannie Mae's Disaster Response Network
http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/media/corporate-news/2018/disaster-relief-mortgage-options-response-network-6795.html
A comprehensive case-management service for disaster-affected homeowners whose mortgage loans are backed by the company. The program provides homeowners broader personalized support to address safety and basic needs, property repairs, employment, and financial recovery—all of which affect a borrower's ability to meet their mortgage obligations.

Freddie Mac Mortgage Assistance
https://freddiemac.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/freddie-mac-confirms-disaster-relief-policies-those-affected
Confirms Disaster Relief Policies for Those Affected by California Wildfires

U.S. Small Business Administration
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

State of California, Employment Development Department
https://www.edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/Disaster_Related_Services.htm
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of services to individuals and businesses affected by disasters in California.

Los Angeles County Assessor
https://assessor.lacounty.gov/
Taypayers whose properties have either been destroyed or sustained a minimum of $10,000 in damage may file a Misfortune and Calamity (M&C) claim for property tax relief.  Assessor's Disaster Relief Hotline (213) 974-8658

Airbnb
https://www.airbnb.com/openhomes/disaster-relief
Offering free home stays for those affected by the fires


Medical Aid

Anthem Blue Cross
Free non-emergency medical care online through November 18th for all those affected by the fires. You do not have to be an Anthem Blue Cross member to utilize this temporary, free service - If you are impacted by California's wildfires, Anthem Blue Cross has partnered with LiveHealth Online to help you see a doctor 24/7 for non-emergency conditions through live video from a smartphone, tablet or computer at no cost through November 18th.  Doctors can send prescriptions directly to your pharmacy if needed.  Sign up at livehealthonline.com or download the free LiveHealth Online mobile app and select Help for Wildfires Medical to see a doctor.

HealthNet
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181109005608/en/Health-Net-Assistance-Woolsey-Fire-Evacuees-Ventura
Health Net is helping ensure that members who have lost their homes, or have been evacuated, due to wildfire activity in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and other healthcare services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress or trauma.


Recover & Rebuild

CARe
http://www.carehelp.org/
Provides free disaster recovery help, information and guidance.

California Wildfires Statewide Recovery Resources
http://wildfirerecovery.org/
Local assistance, record replacement, debris removal, and temporary housing 

PawPrints
https://ksby.com/news/fire-watch/2018/11/13/app-tracks-pets-lost-in-northern-california-wildfire
Download the app to track and connect pets with their owners

American Red Cross
https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief.html
Assistance to support long-term recovery efforts

Community Partners
From Chaos to Community - A Guide to Helping Friends and Neighbors Recover and Rebuild After a Major Disaster
A resource guide that aims to inspire individuals and citizen groups to act in organized, effective ways to help communities hit by disasters to reclaim their future.


Legal & Financial Assistance
C.A.R.’s legal resources offers links and information on tax, legal and other issues for wildfire victims.

"Fire: Basic Real Estate Legal Issues."- The seasonal firestorms we experience in California raise several legal questions for REALTORS® and their clients. The following questions and answers may be helpful for property owners and residents who have suffered a loss, or for buyers who are in escrow to purchase property involved in the disaster.
Common Questions After a Natural Disaster - Information on leases, prices gouging, properties in escrow and more.
Natural Disasters Quick Guide - How are properties affected in the real estate market by natural disasters?
California Wildfires - Insurer, Consumer, Licensee and Lender Alerts 

Pepperdine University Law Disaster Relief Clinic
https://law.pepperdine.edu/experiential-learning/clinical-education/clinics/disaster-relief-clinic/
Will provide limited-scope, pro bono legal services that includes assistance on FEMA applications and appeals, insurance coverage matters, business interruption, housing and rental issues, estate matters, unemployment, and consumer protection issues.

National Disaster Legal Aid Resource Center Quick Guide


Insurance-Related Issues

California Department of Insurance Wildfire Information
http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/140-catastrophes/WildfireResources.cfm
DOI can be contacted for general information and guidance about insurance claims by calling (800) 927-HELP (4357).

Claims personnel from Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® deployed 
http://www.farmers.com/FarmComm/catastrophe.html
Customers who have been ordered to evacuate, have suffered damage, or lost their home because of the widespread wildfires, should immediately contact Farmers’ 24 hour claims hotline (800) HelpPoint (435-7764) for immediate assistance.  Current Mobile Relief Sites have been established at the following locations:

• Meriam Park, 2001 Notre Dame Blvd and the Corner of E 20th in Chico, CA 95928 Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm PST
• Thousand Oaks Community Center, 1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm PST
• Will Rogers State Beach, 17000 Pacific Coast Hwy in Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm PST
*entrance at Temescal Canyon Rd

United Policyholders
https://www.uphelp.org/news/disaster-recovery
Through their Roadmap to Recovery programs you will find support, guidance and help resources relevant to the Camp and Woolsey fires.  


Prevention & Planning

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_569_,00.html
Created by the American Red Cross, this information encourages you to take precautions to help stay safe and speed up your recovery after a fire.  It also offers ideas on what you can do to help make yourself and your home safer in the future.
Spanish-language information:  http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/foreignmat/resfispn.html


Creating a Family Disaster Plan
http://www.disastercenter.com/guide/family.htm
Steps to take to create a family disaster plan to expedite voluntary and forced evacuations in the event of an emergency.


Additional Resources:
California Environmental Protection Agency: https://calepa.ca.gov/disaster/fire/


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