The Johnson's had no where to go and lost all their valuable goods in their flooded and destroyed house, they also didn't have insurance. Mr. Johnson actually found out that they qualify for FEMA, a federal disaster relief program that supports citizens and first responders. FEMA would pay for a temporary housing, their non-insured property loss and any medical or dental expenses in the mean time. Anyone who is a qualified homeowner , was legally present in the US, and is in any form a US citizen qualifies for the program.
FEMA provided the Johnson family temporary housing while their house gets rebuilt which they are also helping with. The Johnson family is also being supported by SNAP since most of their money is going into their house.
Both Henry and Mary are working now so they can save up money quicker and get back up on their feet. Henry is working at his usual job as where Mary is now using her degree and is working as a Kindergarten teacher. The Johnson family is well on their way to financial stability and will soon no longer need support from FEMA.