The Texas Workforce
Unless a building or community qualifies as housing for older persons, the owner or manager may not discriminate based on familial status.
Protection against discrimination based on familial status applies to:
Housing for older persons is exempt from the prohibition against familial status discrimination if any of the following are true:
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) coordinates the state emergency management program, which is intended to ensure the state and its local governments respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters, and implement plans and programs to help prevent or lessen the impact of emergencies and disasters.
What is Individual Assistance (IA)?
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial help or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet these needs through other means. Up to $33,000 (adjusted each year) is available in financial help, although some forms of IHP assistance have limits. Flood insurance may be required as indicated below. These forms of help are available:
Housing Assistance (including Temporary Housing, Repair, Replacement, and Semi-Permanent or Permanent Housing Construction) and
Other Needs Assistance (including personal property and other items)
Before applying for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, insured Texans should first file claims through their existing policies. People cannot receive disaster and insurance assistance for the same damages. Doing so would be considered insurance fraud, according to FEMA. Texans without insurance in counties under Biden’s major disaster declaration can go ahead and apply for federal aid.
The objective of this survey is to identify damages across Texas, to help emergency management officials across the state gain an understanding of damages that have occurred during the recent winter weather. Counties can be added as they provide enough data through the Self Reporting Damage Survey. This survey is for individuals to submit information about damages to their households. Decisions on adding counties are made by FEMA after being provided enough data to show the local jurisdiction (and the state}