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MORTAGE ASSISTANCE

TORNADO MORTGAGE MITIGATION PROGRAM

Provides free mortgage mitigation services to help defer homeowners’ mortgage payments for 6-12 months

AFFORDABLE HOUSING RESOURCES 615-251-0025 ext 229 sbosworth@ahrhousing.org

 

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TORNADO SURVIVOR VETERANS GRANT

If you are a Veteran and a survivor of the March 3rd tornado, Please reach out to Operation Stand Down Tennessee. Operation Stand Down Tennessee is a veterans service organization with offices in Nashville and Clarksville, and can help veterans with immediate financial needs and support that they have following the March 3rd tornado.

Email: nashville@osdtn.org to schedule and appointment

Click Here to visit the Operation Stand Down Tennessee website about all the services they offer to U.S. Military Veterans

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PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE

Tennessee Tech Archives worked with the community to collect photographs found from the tornado and put them into one central database. This database now has over 3,200 unclaimed photographs. If you are a survivor or family of a tornado victim, please email archives@tntech.edu for access to this database, so they can return your photographs to you.

You do not need to leave your home to look at the photographs and they can be returned by mail or delivery at no cost to you. If you have a photograph from the tornado and it has not been claimed, please contact archives@tntech.edu to have photographs added.

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COUNSELING AVAILABLE

Heart of the Cumberland is offering free grief and trauma counseling to survivors of the March 3rd tornado. Currently this is being done by Zoom but will be done in person once stay at home and social distacing orders have been lifted. 

Call 525-2600 or visit www.heartofthecumberland.org

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FEMA: DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER

The deadline to register for FEMA assistance is May 4, 2020

FEMA has temporarily paused operations at the Disaster Recovery Center due to COVID-19. You can still receive assistance by telephone, the FEMA app, or the FEMA website.

   

Ways to Register for FEMA Assistance:

1.   Register at: www.disasterassistance.gov (24/7)

2.   Download smartphone app (24/7)

3.   Call 1-800-621-3362 (7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days/weeks)

For local resources, call 1-931-646-INFO (4636).

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SHORT + LONG-TERM HOUSING 

Currently displaced to a hotel or staying with friends and family? We can help. 
 
The Emergency Operations Center Team is building a list of available housing. 
 

To learn more about being connected with available housing options, call the infoline: 1-931-646-4636

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HOME LOAN ASSISTANCE

Wilson Bank & Trust has set aside $100 million for loan funding to help victims of the storm who sustained damage to their homes, including those who will need to rebuild.  The bank will provide construction loans or lines of credit to those residents in affected areas with a 12-month fixed interest rate at less than half of the normal cost.
 
Residents whose homes were damaged by the tornado should contact a loan officer at their nearest Wilson Bank & Trust location to get details about the discounted construction loans and to start an application.

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TAX DEADLINE EXTENSION

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended the April 15 tax deadline for tornado victims in Tennessee to July 15, as well as other upcoming deadlines.
 
Victims will have until July 15, 2020 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. The IRS said it is offering relief to any designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual assistance.
 
Click here for more information.
 
 
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PET SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE

The Putnam County Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) is available to help animals of people affected by the tornado. If you have been displaced or are still living in the tornado area, you qualify for this FREE help.
 
DART has an enormous supply of dry and wet dog and cat food: food for puppies, kittens, senior, sensitive stomachs, and other special needs. Additional supplies include litter, bedding, leashes, food bowls, and toys for your animals. Free delivery is also available.
 
Large animal & livestock resources also available. 
 
Call DART at 931-261-7280
 
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TRANSPORTATION

UCHRA shuttling available. Call (931) 372-8000  (Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Note when calling AND boarding, that you are a survivor of the storms to receive free transportation.

 
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