Fire Survivor Resources

Guide for federal resources, programs for individuals, businesses impacted by Maui fires

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has released a comprehensive guide to help individuals, workers, veterans and small businesses impacted by the Maui fires access federal resources and programs made available through President Biden’s disaster declaration. Read On Chevron Forward

Imua Family Services plans new preschool in Wailuku for children displaced by Maui’s wildfires

Imua Family Services is planning a new preschool in Wailuku for children displaced the August wildfires on Maui.

Island Grocery Depot in Lahaina extends hours to open earlier

Starting Monday, Dec. 4, Island Grocery Depot in Lahaina will extend its hours to open earlier at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

Maui Relief TANF Program outreach for noncitizens to be held Dec. 10

An outreach event to reach noncitizen families with dependent children, who could be eligible for Maui Relief TANF Program benefits, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, in Lahaina.

Program will house FEMA-ineligible survivors of Maui wildfires for up to 12 months 

The purpose of the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) is specifically to help survivors of the Maui wildfires who are not eligible for FEMA assistance. RAP will work to secure housing for up to 12 months for eligible households by connecting them with Airbnb or through the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) Hawai‘i Fire Relief Housing Program.

Operation HOPE continues to support families, businesses affected by Maui wildfires

The national nonprofit Operation HOPE continues to have offices in Kīhei and Lahaina to help survivors and businesses affected by the Maui wildfires.

Maui Disaster Area Residential restrictions lifted for Zones 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D

County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, beginning Monday, Dec. 4, and Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Zones 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D. Some residential and commercial properties in these zones have been deferred by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for health and safety reasons.

COFA Resource Fair at MEO, Dec. 1

The Compacts of Free Association or “COFA” Community Resource Fair, which features wildfire relief program information and signups and assistance with legal and immigration issues, will be held today, Friday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Maui Economic Opportunity in Wailuku.

EPA completes Phase 1 hazardous material removal at 1,448 properties in Lahaina, Kula

The US Environmental Protection Agency today reports it has completed its work under Phase 1 of the federal response to the wildfires in Lahaina and the Upcountry Maui communities.

Program aims to address barriers to recovery for Maui’s Filipino community post-wildfires

Hawai‘i Community Foundation and grassroots organization Tagnawa announced funding support committed to redefining disaster response for Lahaina’s Filipino community affected by the Maui wildfires.

Kahului Disaster Recovery Center suspending operations Nov. 29 due to inclement weather

The Kahului Disaster Recovery Center at Maui College is suspending operations Wednesday, Nov. 29, because the forecast shows locally heavy rains, thunderstorms and possible flooding over the next three days. 

Mayor Bissen proposes bill amendment to make short-term rentals available for displaced wildfire survivors

Mayor Richard Bissen submitted to the County Council a bill to amend a section of the County Code in an effort to immediately increase the inventory of housing available to survivors of the August wildfires.

Maui Disaster Area residential restrictions lifted for Zones 11B, 11D, 11E, 11F and 13D

County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents beginning Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-2, for Zones 11B, 11D, 11E, 11F and 13D. Those with vehicle passes will be granted access from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

Lahaina, Kula disaster recovery community update meetings canceled this week due to kona low forecast

The weekly Disaster Recovery Community Update Meetings for Kula residents at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and for Lahaina residents at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays are canceled this week due to the kona low weather forecast.

Kaiser Permanente’s mobile health vehicles relocating to tennis courts at Royal Lahaina Resort

Kaiser Permanente’s two mobile health vehicles will continue to operate at the Royal Lahaina Resort, but at a new location at the tennis courts, starting on Monday, Nov. 27.

Maui Disaster Area Restrictions lifted for Zones 11C and 12B on Nov. 27-28

County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 27-28, in Zones 11C and 12B.

Maui Disaster Area Restrictions lifted for Zone 6D, Limahana Circle on Nov. 24-25

County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24-25, in Zone 6D. This includes portions of Limahana Circle.

Portion of Lahaina removed from Unsafe Water Advisory area 

The Department of Water Supply amended the Unsafe Water Advisory for Lahaina to remove areas L-3A and L-3B. Water serving buildings and homes in areas L-3A and L-3B is declared safe for unrestricted use effective Nov. 20, 2023. Community members can search an address using the interactive Water Advisory Map to confirm if their address is outside or within the advisory area. 

Up to 700 Maui wildfire survivors to get help through Interim Disaster Case Management Program

This interim DCMP is funded by the American Red Cross for 90 days and will provide 20 dedicated case managers who will be able to help support up to 700 individuals. Once finalized, the FEMA-supported DCMP will expand to provide support to all survivors for up to two years.

Disaster Area Restrictions lifted Nov. 24-25 for residents & business in Zones 5G, 7F, 7G

County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted for owners and residents with vehicle passes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24-25, in Zones 5G, 7F and 7G.

Disaster Area Residential Restrictions to be lifted for Zones 7B, 7C, 7D and 7E in West Maui

County of Maui Disaster Area Restrictions will be lifted from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20 and 21, for owners and residents with vehicle passes in Zones 7B, 7C, 7D and 7E.
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