County: Monterey, CA | Incident: Winter Weather 2023 |

Resource Type: Financial Assistance and Recovery Resources

Monterey County – Winter Weather – Financial Assistance

Red Cross Offering Immediate Financial Assistance for Qualified Households.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, the American Red Cross is offering immediate financial assistance for those who need help recovering and whose primary residences were destroyed or sustained eligible structural damage as a result of the 2023 California storms and floods. If you believe you have eligible damage to your home, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

To be eligible for Red Cross immediate financial assistance, households must apply for the program and must meet all the following requirements:
•Applicant’s pre-disaster primary residence (renter or homeowner) is located in a confirmed disaster- impacted geographic area.
•Applicant is the head of household and not listed on any other Red Cross assistance application related to the Southern tornadoes and storms.
• Applicant’s primary residence was destroyed or suffered eligible structural damage.

o Eligible damage is indicated by significant structural damage to a residence that requires extensive repairs. This may include substantial failure of the roof, walls, or foundation, or a water line above
18 inches.
o A residence that is destroyed is one that is a total loss or with damage so extensive that repair is not feasible.

• Primary applicant’s identity and proof of residence details were verified.

If your home was not visited by a Red Cross damage assessment representative after the disaster, please bring one of the acceptable damage qualification documents with you to a Red Cross enrollment center to apply for assistance.