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)

Resources for Homeless Veterans
Are you or do you know a homeless veteran who needs help? This page lists all HUD homeless programs and resources for veterans and veteran service providers. You can also find links to other agencies and organizations. (HUD)

Need Housing, Food, or Other Assistance?
Local agencies can provide a range of services, including food, housing, health, job, and veteran. Use this page to find hotlines you can call or locate other resources near you. You can also use our HUD Resource Locator. (HUD)

Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Hotel Locator
Use this app to find hotels that participate in the TSA program. Results from this search do not imply room availability. You must contact the hotels for information. (FEMA)

Last Updated: 05/29/2018