Individual Assistance

The Office of Individual Assistance is comprised of our Housing Bureau and the Disability Integration Advisor. They also works directly with the different volunteer organizations that we deal with before, during and after a disaster.

  • Individual Assistance: During a Presidential Disaster Declaration, Individual Assistance programs can aid homeowners and renters with housing needs and necessary assistance.
  • Disability Integration: Disability Integration staff provide day to day leadership, advice and guidance in all aspects of emergency management in order to ensure that individuals with disabilities of all ages are provided equal access, receive timely and appropriate services and are fully integrated into planning, response and recovery activities in a disaster. 
  • Small Business Administration: During SBA or Presidential Disaster Declarations, the SBA can offer low-interest loans to disaster victims.
  • State Temporary Housing Program: During non-Presidential Disaster Declarations, the program may be able to reimburse rental costs to citizens who are displaced from their homes for more than 72 hours.

For more information contact the Office of Individual Assistance Director, Todd DeMuth: tdemuth@mema.ms.gov