Agoura Hills Local Assistance Site Converts to DRC

The Local Assistance Center (LAC) at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Agoura Hills will close at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, and reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).

DRCs are jointly operated by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). DRCs offer information concerning resources available to homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the wildfires.

The Agoura Hills DRC in Los Angeles County is located at:

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
30440 Agoura Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

The Hilton Foundation LAC will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.
It will reopen as a DRC at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Hours of Operation:

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 5

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Sundays

 

Representatives of FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other state and federal agencies, as well as nongovernmental organizations will staff the center.

DRCs are accessible for individuals with disabilities and access and functional needs. They have on-site communication accessibility tools, including amplified listening devices, Video Relay Interpreting and Cap Tel phones. ASL interpreters are available upon request.

 

Survivors are encouraged to file insurance claims for damages to their cars, homes and businesses. Survivors who have unmet emergency needs may apply for aid online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. Multi-lingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Businesses and residents can visit sba.gov/disaster or call SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. Deaf or hard of hearing may call 800-877-8339.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.

Applicants for disaster assistance should have the following information on hand:

  • Social Security number,
  • Address of the damaged primary residence,
  • Description of the damage,
  • Information about insurance coverage,
  • A current contact telephone number,
  • An address where they can receive mail,
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.

California residents in Los Angeles, Ventura and Butte counties can find the closest DRC by visiting online at DRCLocator or texting 43362 with the message DRC and their ZIP Code. Standard message and data rates apply.

FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid or other federal benefits.

RJ Ghilarducci

RJ Ghilarducci is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). He joined the OES team to aid in 2018's Camp, Woolsey, Hill, and Holy Fire recoveries. He previously served on Gavin Newsom's gubernatorial campaign, worked as a newspaper reporter, and coached Division 1 college football.

2 thoughts on “Agoura Hills Local Assistance Site Converts to DRC

  • December 5, 2018 at 9:12 am
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    I am a member of the CA ANG. I serve as a Wing Emergency Manager. I attended an LA emergency planning meeting and signed up to receive emails about the group while at the meeting but so far I have not received any. There doesn’t seem to be a place to sign up for training or meeting notifications on your site. How do I add my email to your ditro list?

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  • December 5, 2018 at 9:12 am
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    How do I add my email to your ditro list?

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