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Virginia Beach residents affected by Hurricane Matthew may qualify for additional aid. (Photo courtesy City of Virginia Beach Twitter)
Virginia Beach residents who sustained property damages during Hurricane Matthew may qualify for new aid opportunities. (Photo courtesy City of Virginia Beach Twitter)

Additional aid is available for Virginia Beach residents displaced by Hurricane Matthew.

Homeowners whose properties sustained damages from the storm may qualify for federal disaster aid, as well as a partial real estate tax abatement.

Residents must apply for federal disaster aid directly with FEMA, and should prepare to share documentation of damages and records of insurance claims they have filed.

Contact FEMA at 800-621-3362 or visit

Those interested in applying for partial real estate tax abatement must have property that is destroyed, uninhabitable, or unusable for at least 30 days.

Apply for tax abatement by calling 757-385-4601 or visit

Interested in helping those in need? The city has also partnered with local groups including United Way, Virginia Beach fire stations, and the Salvation Army to collect food, clothing, furniture, and monetary donations for the families affected by Hurricane Matthew. To learn how you can help call 757-385-3111 or visit