One year later -- You are not forgotten
The waters receded and the clean-up and repairs began...
However, one year later, there are still many that are not in their homes, or perhaps they are living in one room that is habitable, or just outside in a FEMA trailer.
The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program became available in the Spring of 2017 to provide recovery assistance to homeowners affected by the 2016 flooding. This program applies to those in all levels of recovery, even those who have finished their repairs.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated funding to assist in Louisiana’s long term recovery from the severe flooding that occurred throughout much of the state in March and August of 2016. The funding for The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program is allocated out of HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program. The program consists of two steps: a survey and an application. The survey may be completed online via the link above or by calling (866) 735-2001, and should take about 15 minutes from start to finish. After completing the survey, homeowners will be invited to complete an application based on their answers to the survey and the phase for which they may qualify. Supporting documentation will be required during the application step to verify eligibility for financial assistance. Assistance will be distributed over several phases; as the state continues to seek more funding from Congress, the program may expand to include additional phases.
All flood-impacted homeowners are strongly encouraged to complete the survey. Even if homeowners do not qualify for one of the initial six phases of assistance, they could qualify as more funding becomes available.
Find out more about possible Reimbursement Estimates and Repair Estimates at:
Sign up to receive email updates from the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program.
We pray that the peace of God remains with you
and guides you in the days to come.
We also still remember in prayer and appreciation the many First Responders, Volunteers, and all manner of peoples that came together to help through this disaster that covered numerous parishes in Central and Southeast LA and even into Mississippi.
Additional Resources: Louisiana operates a hotline to direct people to needed/available resources. Call 211, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Louisiana's volunteer program: Volunteer Louisiana, go to:
http://www.volunteerlouisiana.gov Get your name on the Crisis Cleanup list by calling 1-800-451-1954. Needs will be matched with voluntary groups.
FEMA Resources: https://www.disasterassistance.gov
1-800-621-3362 TTY: 1-800-462-7585