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C.A.R. stands ready to assist REALTORS® who have been impacted by disaster 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 Adina Rurup at (213) 739-8327 or e-mail [email protected] 

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Assistance Center for Saddleridge Fire Victims
Located in Sylmar, this center is designed to be a one-stop source of disaster recovery information.  Get help replacing records lost in the fire; filing insurance claims; cleaning, repairing and rebuilding property, and applying for disaster assistance.  The center is located at the Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Ave.  It will be open from 9:30am to 7pm weekdays and 8am to 4pm Saturdays.

Assistance Center for Sandalwood Fire Victims
Located in Calimesa, this center includes help with social services, senior support, veteran services, housing placement, utilities, state taxes, postal services, Department of Motor Vehicles, California Department of Insurance, Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk/Recorder, and aid from organizations such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army.  It is located at the Calimesa Senior Center, 908 Park Ave, and it will be open from 8am to 6pm.  For more information, please call 909-795-2287.

County of Los Angeles

Up to date information on the Saddleridge fire, including quick links to Road Closures and Air Quality Control.

Apply for FEMA Disaster Relief Funds

Apply for federal 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
These locations serve as all-purpose stops for people looking for financial assistance, government documents, and information about how they can rebuild following a disaster.

Fannie Mae's Disaster Response Network
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.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters.

State of California, Employment Development Department
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of services to individuals and businesses affected by disasters in California.

Los Angeles County Assessor
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
Offering free home stays for those in need of emergency housing.


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HealthNet
Health Net is helping ensure that members who have lost their homes, or have been evacuated, due to wildfire activity in California have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and other healthcare services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress or trauma.


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CARe
Provides free disaster recovery help, information and guidance.

California Wildfires Statewide Recovery Resources
Local assistance, record replacement, debris removal, and temporary housing. 

American Red Cross
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.
Natural Disasters Quick Guide - How are properties affected in the real estate market by natural disasters?

Pepperdine University Law Disaster Relief Clinic - Woolsey Fire
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
DOI can be contacted for general information and guidance about insurance claims by calling (800) 927-HELP (4357).

Farmers Catastrophe Response Team

United Policyholders 
Through their Roadmap to Recovery programs you will find support, guidance and help resources relevant to the Saddleridge and Sandalwood fires.


Prevention & Planning
American Red Cross
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.

Creating a Family Disaster Plan
Steps to take to create a family disaster plan to expedite voluntary and forced evacuations in the event of an emergency.


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California Environmental Protection Agency


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