Metro Detroit Homeowners and Renters impacted by August 2023 Severe Storms are Encouraged to Apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance


Homeowners and renters in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Livingston, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, and Kent counties with uninsured or underinsured damage caused by the August 24 - 26, 2023, severe storms are encouraged to apply for FEMA disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for assistance is Monday, April 8, 2024.

Residents can apply for FEMA assistance online or in person:

  • Go online to gov, use the FEMA Mobile App, or call 800-621-3362. If you use a relay service such as video relay service, captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service. 
  • Visit one of the two following Disaster Recovery Centers in Detroit:
    • Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St.
    • Butzel Family Center, 7737 Kercheval
    • Both centers are open from 8 AM until 6:30 PM Monday – Saturday, closed on Sundays.

If you already made repairs or started your recovery, you can still apply.  If you have received a letter stating that you are ineligible for FEMA assistance, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot expect any help from FEMA. It’s important to read your FEMA decision letter carefully. You may just need to provide additional information or documents to keep your application moving. You can always visit a Disaster Recovery Center or call the FEMA Helpline if you have questions or need help with the process or would like to file an appeal.

For more information about the disaster recovery operation in Michigan, visit 

Special Services

The FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 is staffed with specialists who speak many languages. If you use video relay service, captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service. FEMA also offers free services to help survivors communicate with FEMA personnel on the phone or at Disaster Recovery Centers. To locate a recovery center, go to  FEMA will continue to accept appeals and assist applicants with questions after the April 8 application deadline has passed.