Governor Mead Secures Additional Emergency Housing Resources for Flood Survivors

Photo Courtesy of Wyoming Department of Transportation.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Governor Mead’s request for a direct housing benefit for Niobrara County. This stems from the flood disaster from early this summer. FEMA’s direct housing program provides a temporary house for those eligible individuals after a disaster.

“People lost their homes, their businesses and more,” said Governor Mead. “Those people are working hard to rebuild and temporary housing will help. I have asked the agencies involved to do all they can for those who suffered damages as a result of severe weather around the state.”

Interim housing – up to 18 months – is put into place by FEMA while repairs are made to damaged homes or alternative permanent housing is secured. Families should work directly with FEMA to determine eligibility. FEMA specialists will provide monthly assistance to families on permanent housing plans over the 18 month interim period.

Questions about this and other disaster assistance should be directed to the Disaster Recovery Center. The DRC is located at:

Niobrara County Fairgrounds

Shooting Sports Multiplex Complex

310 West US HWY 20

Lusk, WY 82225

Assistance is also available through the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362 (option 2) or TTY 1-800-462-7585

For information on SBA loans call (800) 659-2955, email, or visit SBA’s Web site Hearing-impaired individuals may call TTY (800) 877-8339.  Applicants may also apply for SBA loans online at SBA’s secure Web site at