Hurricane Ida Relief
Scroll and click the links below for updates on Hurricane Ida recovery.
|Restore Louisiana Update|
On Wednesday, May 17th Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program is expanding its phasing criteria for homeowners to potentially qualify for assistance, lowering the FEMA-determined damage threshold from $5,000 to $3,000 and raising the allowable maximum of insurance received from $25,000 to $50,000.
Sustained FEMA-determined damages of $3,000 or greater for repairs or personal property Did not receive or does not expect to receive structural insurance payments greater than $50,000 Owned and occupied the damaged home as their primary residence at the time of disaster and still own the damaged home
Homeowners are encouraged to take the program survey online at restore.la.gov or by calling the program call center at 866.735.2001. The survey is the critical first step to participate in the program.
We ask that you please help us in alerting homeowners who may qualify for program assistance to complete the program survey. We want to be sure that homeowners know that this assistance is available. A shareable social graphic is attached to support your efforts in spreading the word about the program's expanded phasing criteria.
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|FEMA Assistance || ▪ FEMA disaster assistance may be available to help pay uninsured or underinsured losses such as home repair for disaster-related damage, rental assistance, reimbursement for lodging expenses for individuals whose home was inaccessible or inhabitable during the disaster, medical expenses incurred from this disaster or other disaster-related needs.|
▪ Plaquemines Parish is 1 of 10 parishes approved by FEMA for the Direct Housing Program. Owners and renters are eligible. To qualify for this program, residents must first apply for disaster assistance with FEMA by doing the following:
-Register online at disasterassistance.gov
-Calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362
-Visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers
|Roofing||The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Blue Roof program is for residents who sustained Hurricane Ida damage. |
|State Resources||▪ For state resources, go to hurricanerecovery.la.gov |
▪ Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance: To pre-register your application for DSNAP, visit dcfs.la.gov/preregister for more information.
|Disaster Unemployment Assistance||▪ For information on employment and wages during national disasters go to: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd|
|Nonprofit and Volunteer Groups|
|Insurance||▪ If you have insurance, contact your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance provider to file a claim. If you have not filed a claim with your insurance company or provided a copy of your insurance settlement approval or denial to FEMA you will likely receive a notification that there is "no decision." This means FEMA may need additional information from you to continue processing your application.|
▪ For National Flood Insurance Program questions, send an email to email@example.com or call 877-336-2627.