This month, the Hawaiian island of Maui was affected by wildfires that devastated thousands of acres and affected tens of thousands of people. Recovering from a deadly event like this one can feel overwhelming. It’s not always easy to know where to turn for help and what steps to take.
Recovering financially after a wildfire or other natural disaster
The CFPB has put together a guide to handling your finances that includes tips for protecting your finances and recovering or rebuilding afterwards.
Within the guide are resources to help you recover, such as tackling housing issues, protecting your finances, dealing with property damage, managing your bills, and asking for help from the companies you deal with.
Sending financial help to people in Maui
It’s natural to want to lend a hand to others who have been affected by an emergency. You can check our information on sending financial support to others, including fast facts about mobile apps, and refer to our tips for avoiding scams and fraud when you are trying to send help.
Submit a complaint
If you’re having trouble with a financial company that you can’t resolve, you can submit a complaint with the CFPB online or by calling (855) 411-CFPB (2372).