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On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation


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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Iowa Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Iowa.

FEMA’s Home Inspectors Recording Damage To Speed Assistance To More Than 10,000 Iowans

WEST DES MOINES, IA - August 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 10,000 Iowans are expected to seek federal assistance for their losses from the severe storms and flooding that began June 1, according to disaster recovery officials.

What to expect when the inspector comes to your damaged property

WEST DES MOINES, IA - August 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- If you have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because your home was damaged by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, that have occurred since June 1, the next step in the process is to have your home inspected, according to state and federal disaster officials

FEMA Disaster Housing Program For 2008 Floods Extended For Seven Months

Des Moines, IA - October 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that the Direct Housing Assistance program, which was slated to end on November 27, has been extended for a period of seven months. The program will now end on June 27, 2010.

$241,000 in Loans and Grants to Iowa

WASHINGTON, DC - August 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Chuck Grassley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development has awarded a loan of $141,000 and a grant totaling $100,000 to Truro through the Community Facility Loan and Grant Program.

FEMA Below 300 Households In Iowa

DES MOINES, IA - June 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The number of Iowa households staying in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) temporary housing units has dropped below 300 according to FEMA officials. That's down from 564 in October 2008 when housing need was at a peak after tornadoes and flood waters devastated much of the state.


HUD Secretary Donovan and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Unveil First...

WASHINGTON, DC - August 3, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today the launch of the National Mortgage Servicing Settlement’s first public service announcement (PSA) television ad titled “Homeowner Help.” The PSA, which can be viewed at and, is designed to educate homeowners about the resources available to them through the mortgage servicing settlement.


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