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WANT TO SPEAK WITH A REBUILD NAVIGATOR?
All work with the Rebuild Navigator is arranged through our Disaster Recovery Case Managers. The Case Managers are people who have knowledge of virtually every agency or organization that is assisting people like you with the re-building of their homes and community. They will quickly get you headed in the right direction. You can request a disaster recovery case manager through our outreach partner, 2-1-1 Ventura County, in the following ways:
REBUILD INFORMATIONA group of builders and architects held several meetings for households damaged or destroyed by the Thomas Fire - walking through the rebuild process and information on each step.
- What are the steps in a rebuild after disaster? High-level Rebuild Flow Chart
- Information and links to resources on topics including immediate post-disaster tips, insurance, site survey and soils investigation, permitting process, bidding and construction,
- Sample Owner/Contractor contracts from American Association of Architects
- Ventura County Contractors Association - refer to member list
- 12 tips for Hiring a Contractor - from USAA
- Hiring a Contractor from Contractors State License Board video (13 minutes)
NOTE: No particular vendor, contractor or service is recommended by the VC Long Term Disaster Recovery Group. Anyone, including Rebuild Navigators, working with the Ventura County Long Term Disaster Recovery Group signs a Code of Conduct agreement that states that are not to financially benefit as a result of their advising or guidance.
Thanks to the Ventura County Community Foundation and The Salvation Army for identifying and securing funding for this position.
The VC LTDRG is guided by a steering committee made up of the chairs of each of the following committees. Committees are focused on specific aspects of recovery.
The individual committees have separate meetings. Contact committee chairs for details on meeting times and locations. As of 2022, committees are focusing on documenting lessons and integrating best practices into prepar…Read More »
We know that the challenges of recovery are not limited to the initial days and weeks following a disaster. If you need assistance with insurance or FEMA appeal questions, home repair/rebuilds, replacing lost household items, or mental health support due to losses caused by the Thomas, Hill or Woolsey Fires please provide us with some basic information and a disaster case manager…Read More »
The Ventura County Long-Term Disaster Recovery Group (VC LTDRG) is a collaborative that was formed out of the catalytic efforts of FEMA, Ventura County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VC VOAD), California Office of Emergency Services and local social service agencies and community groups.
The LTDRG welcomes community partnerships to crea…Read More »