If a disaster in San Luis Obispo County results in residents unable to inhabit their homes, resources on temporary housing and rebuilding will be provided.

If the disaster is federally declared and thresholds are met for residences damaged by the disaster, individual housing assistance may be available through FEMA.

FEMA’s Interim Housing Resources provides information for the intermediate period of housing assistance that covers the gap between sheltering and the return of disaster survivors to permanent housing.


Following a disaster, information will be provided to the community regarding utilities to the community. Depending on the emergency, gas, electric power, water, and phone may be affected.