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Critical Financial Assistance

Disaster Recovery Assistance for Gulf Coast and East Coast Military Families

If you are in need of home repairs or are otherwise experiencing financial hardship because of Hurricane Florence or Hurricane Michael, you may be eligible for assistance and are encouraged to apply for help.  Please call Operation Homefront directly at 877-264-3968, and a caseworker will assist you in making an emergency application for our Critical Financial Assistance program.

In need of financial assistance?
Do you need financial assistance for overdue bills, repairs, or other critical family needs? If you are active duty, deployed, a veteran, or are a wounded, ill or injured service member -- and meet our criteria -- you may be eligible for assistance from Operation Homefront's Critical Financial Assistance.

Over the past five years, we have helped nearly 14,000 military families just like yours with nearly 41,000 unique request for assistance. In 2016, 89% of the families helped by this program agreed or strongly agreed that our support helped them feel strong, stable, and secure.

Application Process:

Our system follows a three-step process each month for applicants. There is a 10-day Application and Initial Processing Period, a 10-day Processing and Review Period, and a 10-day Evaluation/Notification period.

Eligibility Criteria:
While it is Operation Homefront's wish to meet all assistance request, request from ineligible individuals cannot be considered and will delay our ability to assist other, eligible individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions:

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that might help you.

Click here to view frequently asked questions.

In order to apply for critical financial assistance you will need to create an account or have an existing account with Operation Homefront. Once you click the "Apply Now" button below you will be taken to My Operation Homefront to create an account or log in.


We are grateful to the following partners who support our Critical Financial Assistance program and help military families get through their short-term, financial struggles so they do not become long-term chronic challenges.