Help Available to ALTA Members Hit by Hurricanes

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey and its devastating amount of rain left a swath of damage in Texas and Louisiana. If your business was damaged, there are several resources offering assistance.

  • Contact ALTA: We are following the lead of the Texas Land Title Association to ensure all our title industry members are safe and receiving needed assistance. We encourage ALTA members to contact us at disasterrelief@alta.org and let us know their business needs to see if we can connect them with other companies that may be able to help close transactions. In addition, members that were not affected by the storm are encouraged to send us an email and let us know that you are available and can be a resource to those who many need assistance.
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance: Provides assistance to individuals whose property was damaged in a federally-declared disaster who may not be fully covered by their insurance plans.
  • American Red Cross: Provides disaster relief intended to address immediate emergency needs and can offer translation and interpretation services to victims of the storm.
  • SBA Office of Disaster Assistance: Provides low-interest, long-term loans to small businesses owners who need help replacing or repairing personal property, equipment, inventory or business assets. The interest rates on the loans range from 4 percent to 8 percent and can be repaid over as much as 30 years.
  • SBA Disaster Centers: The agency has disaster offices located across the country that can provide information and assistance quickly to businesses that incur damage from a natural disaster.
  • DisasterSafety.org: Provides a step-by-step guide to swiftly but safely getting your business back on track following emergencies and natural and man-made disasters.
  • DisasterAssistance.gov: Provides more general information and assistance application materials for individuals seeking help following a natural disaster.


Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or communications@alta.org.

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