The Dixie Fire having now been declared a federal disaster, FEMA aid is now available for its survivors. FEMA can provide money for things like temporary housing, food, emergency repairs, and certain personal property losses. FEMA aid is also available in the form of emergency loans.
There are a couple of catches. The first is that aid is available only for uninsured or underinsured losses. So if you lost personal property that is covered under your homeowner’s policy, FEMA won’t pay for it. Similarly, if you have coverage for Alternative Living Expenses, FEMA won’t provide temporary housing benefits.