Help With House Rebuild After Fire?

I had a fire in my home Dec 1st in PA. I lost everything. I am single, all alone and on disability. Can't afford to rebuild. Can I get any help? I am reaching out as the house was not insured. Please help. Is there any assistance available?


By Robin S.

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December 31, 20143 found this helpful
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It depends on what type of help you are requesting. I don't know of any organization that will rebuild a house. There is Habitat for Humanity, but you have to meet certain requirements, and just because you apply doesn't mean you will be accepted and if you are accepted there is usually a quite a waiting list before your name comes up to have the house built.

If you are planning on moving into an apartment, which is what I would do, you can go to the office of a nearby Salvation Army and ask for a voucher for free furniture and the furniture you need has to be the necessities, usually they don't consider things like a computer or TVs necessities.


Most of the time for things like that you have to provide transportation to pick the items up. Also anybody that owns a home should have home owners insurance.

September 3, 20172 found this helpful

Some people can't afford insurance
If they could they most likely wouldn't be asking for HELP

September 25, 20171 found this helpful

Please can someone help me and my family get assistance are advise. My name is. Tina Daigle Doucet my mom Doris Daigle and our family live in Jackson Louisiana near Baton Rouge LA. We lost our home and everything we had in a fire my mom is 75 and I'm 43 my son is 5 we are born legally blind no help no where in site.


Please help us. We are very low income family my mom owns her property n trailor that was all lost it's been a year now and still no home. Please we cry out for help and assistance to build our home all handicap assible. Thanks. Tina and Daigle Family we in need of our home

May 18, 20180 found this helpful

My neighbors common law husband just died the kids are kicking her out of the house she has no place to go a week before his died her house caught on fire she needs help

July 30, 20180 found this helpful

That's funny how about making payments to bank plus seperate payment for babk to pay insurance and they don't.Total loss burned in burn unit 2 months grafted red cross does nothing united way very little nursing home robs Medicare and insurance get out of that then fema says tuff to long you were recovering.No place to go.Stay away from Arkansas everyone cheapest coldest place to be a fire victim with total losses and seniors ans disabled get no help.Save yourselves whole state and agencies up to govenors ans state offices corrupt.HUD complete blowout needs to be disbanned.Don't give to red cross or united way.Doesnt fly all people!!!!!

October 10, 20180 found this helpful

I had just lost everything due to a fire in my house , we lost e everything and have no place to go what do I do?

November 15, 20180 found this helpful

some older home insurance companies refuse to insure having same issue but still have my house thank God mother just lost her's

August 15, 20190 found this helpful

My granddaughter have two children 19 years old with a health condition and I the grandmother was contacted by an hotel that she was living after the fire well she has used the money that red cross gave her for this hotel I came here and pay for her days she had. Is there up until Saturday now what kind of help can i get to help her she need help with some where to live I no it has to be something

September 22, 20210 found this helpful

Red Cross goves you max 500$. Whoopee.

January 3, 20220 found this helpful

What about help with a camper or a tiny house

January 24, 20220 found this helpful

My home burned, I brought me a trailer, an someone stripped it of everything, refrigerator, stove, hot water heater, tub, toliet,sink an kitchen sink, washer an dryer gone, I'm homeless, living in a shack with no electric or water, I'm on a list to get a disability apt., I didn't have insurance, because I can't afford it, any thing would help..Thanks

April 12, 20220 found this helpful

"Anybody who owns a home should have fire insurance" is a rude thing to say to someone who did not have it. In some people's cases, like my elderly parents, they lost their insurance after the house lot was in disrepair during a 9-month hospital stay.


Yes, they SHOULD have had insurance, and at one point they did. Getting it back felt daunting to them, and I understand why.

June 26, 20230 found this helpful

Not everyone can afford insurance no need to make that statement


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January 2, 20152 found this helpful
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This same thing happened to a girl friend years ago but it was her young daughter that was disabled. They too lost everything including their miniature poodle [poor thing] it didn't make it out of the house. They went to the county they lived in and the Salvation Army for help.


Call your social worker and let them know what has happened to you. Perhaps the YWCA could answer some of your questions also. Your in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

October 23, 20161 found this helpful

Thank you, can you please give me PYWCA NUMBER PLEASE...

March 30, 20180 found this helpful

I am very sorry for what happend.. I live in a moble home. an my friend Diane house was totally destroyed an she lost every thing including two kitty's an she has no home to go to. I need help finding a place for Diane to live an her kitty wiggled. She is on social security an that's it.


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January 4, 20152 found this helpful
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You could check out in your area and click on FREE category from the list. Browse to find anything you might need that someone wants to part with. Some have photos of the item.


Craigslist is also a good place to find used furnishings and you are given the option of whether you want to look at owner or business. Also, key in your town and state to see what is closest to you. Good luck Robin.

May 5, 20190 found this helpful

iwould like to get contacted with them..but how..istill struggle to rebuild my burn house..any help please..


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January 3, 20150 found this helpful

It seems you have survived for a month after the fire so I assume you have "some" help. The Salvation Army may be able to give you some names of organizations where you can apply for assistance.

Most likely you will not get help to rebuild but you may qualify for housing assistance and the basic necessities. You can also ask for assistance from your local community service center (this may be located in the same area where you apply for food stamp assistance).

Most larger cities have a list of "help" centers when you dial 211 on your phone or you can find them listed in your local phone book.

These agencies may also be listed on the Internet. Try asking your question on Google but include your city name. Many people who need this type of assistance ask for help from their church - have you tired this?

July 5, 20160 found this helpful

Fire total damage

September 11, 20161 found this helpful

I just had my home burn down lot my black lab that I had for 10 year and all that was in there is go I have no money out of work I live in vilonia Arkansas I am so stessed out over this were are your friend when you need them were do I go what way do I turn.

October 29, 20160 found this helpful

House buried down no insurance

November 23, 20180 found this helpful

I too have had a house fire in an owned property still have no kitchen 2yrs on! No running water and only emergency electrics on! I cant find any help either good wishes too you for the future bab x


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