2023 Hawai’i Wildfires – Insurance Claim and Recovery Help

An aerial image taken on August 10, 2023 shows destroyed homes and buildings burned to the ground in Lahaina in the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui, Hawaii.  (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)


If you, your friends, neighbors, relatives or co-workers have been personally impacted by this horrific event, know that United Policyholders’ staff and volunteers will be making our wildfire recovery expertise and support easily accessible and current, now and in the months and years ahead.

United Policyholders is a non-profit organization that has three-plus decades of expertise in wildfire recovery, insurance, repairs and rebuilding. We offer reliable strategies, information and pearls of wisdom and support. We’re rooting for you and here to help. No strings attached. We don’t sell our services or provide one-on-one professional claim or legal help, but we offer honest, free and experienced guidance and links to reliable professional and government resources.

“Team UP ” (our staff, volunteers and partners) includes people who were born and raised on Maui, people who live and work on Maui, and people who’ve navigated recovering from a total or partial wildfire loss in the past.  We offer emotional support from people who genuinely care about helping you navigate successfully because they’ve “been there, done that” after past wildfires.  Our hearts and minds are with those who’ve been impacted by this horrific event.

If your property is damaged or was destroyed, through our Roadmap to Recovery® program, you can access free, trustworthy help navigating the process of returning to a wildfire damaged area, repairing and replacing damaged and destroyed property, and collecting all available insurance funds. 

Below you will find shortcuts to items in our extensive library of resources that should be most useful and relevant to your current situation.

Download Wildfire Recovery Guide

President Biden approved a major disaster declaration related to this event. Please check this page on the FEMA website for updates and information on their assistance offerings.

Hawaii Governor Green extended an eviction moratorium and prohibition against rent increases on Maui with an 8th Emergency Proclamation. Contact the Attorney General’s office if your Maui landlord is raising the rent from what it was on August 9th. The renewed Emergency Proclamation will be in effect through March 5, 2024.

Visit the www.MauiRecovers.org for regular updates and links to useful information.

  • Dec 26, 2023 – New Hours of Operation for the Lahaina Disaster Recovery Center 
    Effective Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, operational hours will be modified for the Lahaina Disaster Recovery Center. Download the Media Advisory
  • SBA Disaster Assistance LocationsDeclaration #18061

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Watch our FIRST STEPS AFTER A WILDFIRE video here.