Emergency Shelter

  • Finding shelter is critical in times of disaster. Shelter outside of the hazard area could include staying with family or friends, seeking a hotel room, or staying in a mass shelter. The following resources can help you find emergency shelter.

    Find a Safe Place to Go

    Visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to talk with someone in person for guidance or information. To find a center near you, use the DRC Locator or text DRC and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). Example: DRC 01234. (Standard text message rates apply.)

    Search for open shelters near you by texting SHELTER and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). Example: Shelter 01234. (Standard text message rates apply.)

    Find Open Shelters - Locate the nearest shelter or find your local Red Cross. (American Red Cross)

    Housing and Homeless Services - Enter your zip code to find your nearest Salvation Army. (The Salvation Army)

    FEMA Evacuee Hotel List - Find a hotel participating in the Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) Program. (Corporate Lodging Consultants)

    FEMA Housing Portal - Locate rental properties identified by federal agencies if you need a place to live after a disaster. (FEMA)

    Last Updated: 12/18/2014