2018 Operation Recovery - 3

Malibu locals at the first Operation Recovery meeting

Operation Recovery

Offering Woolsey Fire Victims and the Malibu Community Resources and Information They Need to Rebuild Fire Safe Homes in a Fire Safe Community

Announcements Here – Workshop Dates Below 

Friday, February 15th is the last day that survivors of the Hill Woolsey Fires have to register for FEMA and SBA (Small Business Administration) assistance.


Jewish Free Loan of Los Angeles is offering interest-free loans to LA and Ventura county residents, of any faith, affected by the recent fires. Individuals are eligible for up to $15,000 and small business owners and institutions may seek up to $75,000. Borrowers do not need collateral for an interest-free loan. Instead, borrowers should seek 1-2 loan guarantors with good credit to sign on the loan. Applying for an interest-free loan begins online at jfla.org with a pre-loan application. Jewish Free Loan will review completed loan applications on a weekly basis to ensure a timely turnaroundThere are no fees and there is no interest ever.

Latest City Policy Regarding Allowing Temporary Housing During Rebuilding

The City Council voted to change the definition of temporary structures to allow a wider variety of temporary dwelling units, rather than only trailers, to be placed temporarily on burned out properties so that residents have more options to live in while rebuilding. Those could include Conex trailers, double-wides, camper trailers, and other types of units, as long as they meet certain requirements. Approvals to maintain such units permanently as accessory dwelling units are possible. Property owners should consult City staff for details.



Saturday, February 16

Rebuilding 101

First in a series of workshops designed to provide you with everything you need to know - but never before needed to know before about building a house

This forum will provide an overview of the necessary steps to rebuilding homes after the fire. Topics covered will include debris clearance, permitting timelines, septic inspection requirements, geo technical considerations, and fire department requirements. The presentation will also cover important contractual information that homeowners should know when starting the design of a new home and hiring a general contractor. It is an introduction to rebuilding for the average homeowner who doesn't know what to expect or how to get started, Malibu Public Library, 23519 Civic Center Way 2-4 PM.

February 23

County “Listening” Meeting – Your Chance To Contribute to the County Woolsey Fire Report

Sponsored by supervisor Kuehl’s office, it will be held on Saturday, Feb 23rd from 10am-3pm Elkins Auditorium at Pepperdine University

February 24

The Promise of Prefab – Myths and Realities

This workshop is designed to inform and educate Woolsey Fire victims about prefab design and off-site construction options. The objective of this event is to create vision for people who have never considered the possibilities of prefab.Malibu Public Library, 23519 Civic Center Way 2-4PM.

February 26

Life After the Woolsey Fire - Rebuilding Seminar

Malibu Association of Realtors Presents. Dukes Restaurant, 8:30 AM Breakfast, 9:00 Meeting. Free to MAR Members, $5.00 Meeting Only or $10 for Breakfast and Meeting 


Operation Recovery is an independent, all-volunteer community project sponsored by the Malibu Dolphin Charitable Foundation. We welcome the participation of other like-minded groups and individuals to help us meet the needs of Malibu residents affected by the Woolsey fire. For information call Karen York, 310-456-5507ext. 117

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