The lawsuit claims that the company could withhold the $100 million funding or not follow through on its promise if the money is not placed in an escrow account that is supervised by the court.
Dare rents a home that was not damaged from the fire, but he was evacuated for three days.
The massive blast on Sept. 9 destroyed nearly 40 homes, severely damaged dozens more and killed at least four people.
If you would like to help the residents affected by the San Bruno fire, monetary donations can be sent to:
American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
85 Second Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
You can also call (888) 4-HELP-BAY or visit the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter's website to donate online, http://www.redcrossbayarea.org.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.