Southern Oregon & Northern California Wildfire Response, Recovery and Rebuilding Learning Sessions

The 2020 wildfires are record-breaking. Millions of acres in California, Oregon and other parts of the western US, are burning–devastating towns and blanketing communities in thick smoke. This page provides information to help families, organizations, and businesses who have been affected by the fires.

FEMA Updates

Jackson County 11-24-2020
Klamath County 11-24-2020
Douglas County 11-24-2020

Jackson County 12-07-2020
Klamath County 12-07-2020
Douglas County 12-07-2020

Jackson County 12-22-2020

Jackson County 1-19-2021
Recuperación al día–Condado Jackson 12 de enero de 2021

Jackson County 2-23-2021
Recuperación al día-Condado Jackson 23 de febrero de 2021

Jackson County 5-18-2021
Recuperación al día–Condado Jackson 18 de mayo de 2021

Lane County 5-18-2021
Recuperación al día–Condado Lane 18 de mayo de 2021

Jackson County 6-01-2021
Recuperación al día–Condado Jackson 1 de junio de 2021

Lane County 6-01-2021
Recuperación al día–Condado Lane 1 de junio de 2021

Response and Recovery – Zoom Discussions on Moving Forward

Meeting with Jennifer Thompson, Rebuilding North Bay
November 9, 2020

Meeting with Denise Morgan Gilliam, Federal Disaster Recovery Officer
November 30, 2020

Meeting with FEMA Senior Advisor for Oregon Wildfire Recovery Operations, Joan Rave and Stan Thomas, Oregon State Recovery Coordinator OOEM
December 14, 2020

Disaster Rebuilding & Affordable Housing Models- Meeting with Tim Carpenter, Fannie Mae Senior Director & Sidra Goldwater, Senior Advisor, Disaster Recovery & Rebuilding
January 11, 2021

Rebuilding Oregon Communities after the Wildfires  meeting with Beth Otto: FEMA, Josh LeBombard: Oregon Department of Land & Conservation Development, John Russell: FEMA & Oregon American Planning Association, Alex Campbell: Oregon Regional Solutions Coordinator, Jason Elzy: Director Jackson County Housing Authority
January 25, 2021

From devastation to recovery & rebuilding back better together with Sierra Grossman, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co & Jovanni Tricerri, North Valley Community Foundation, Charles Brooks, Rebuild Paradise Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation
February 8, 2021

Meeting with Barry Long, Urban Design Associates (UDA) The Power of Community Building Planning-Reflection on Planning in Paradise after the Camp Fire
February 22, 2021

Additional Resources

Oregon Wildfires: Federal Dollars, State Collaboration Help Affected Communities on the Road to Recovery

Incendios Forestales en Oregon: Los fondos federales y la colaboración estatal ayudan a las comunidades afectadas en el camino hacia la recuperación

Long-Term Community Recovery Planning Process – A Self-Help Guide

Disaster Assistance with FEMA is Non-Taxable
February 24, 2021

La asistencia por desastre de FEMA no está sujeta a impuestos

The Rogue Recovery – An Analysis of United Way of Jackson County’s Fire Relief Fund
February 3, 2021

Planning for Insurance Payouts After a Disaster
Fannie Mae

Wildfire Economic Recovery Council’s Final Report
Report Presented by the Governor’s Wildfire Economic Recovery Council
January 4, 2021

Housing Recovery Initiatives:
Information on Home Shares
Campfire Housing Access
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)

Disaster Recovery Coordinator Examples:
SUCCESS STORY: EDA Investments In Disaster Recovery And Resiliency Programs For Regions Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Personalized help for those impacted by the wildfires (Homeowners)
Fannie Mae

Personalized help for those impacted by the wildfires (Renters)
Fannie Mae

Ayuda personalizada para personas afectadas por desastres (Homeowners)
Fannie Mae

Ayuda personalizada para los arrendatarios afectados por desastres (Renters)
Fannie Mae

Oregon Wildfires Myth vs. Fact: Know How to Spot Fraud and Scam Artists

Mitos y realidades de los incendios forestales de Oregon: Reconozca cómo detectar el fraude y los estafadores

How to Appeal a FEMA Disaster Assistance Decision
October 26, 2020

Cómo apelar la decisión de FEMA sobre la asistencia

Oregonians Affected by Wildfires: Flood Risk and Insurance; Fraud Awareness
October 21, 2020

Residentes de Oregon Afectados por los Incendios Forestales: Riesgo de Inundación y Seguro; Protéjase del Fraude

Fact Sheet: FEMA Other Needs Assistance Program (ONA)
October 30, 2020

Hoja Informativa: Asistencia para Otras Necesidades de FEMA