Restore Louisiana to hold flood-impact events
Published 2:06 pm Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The Restore Louisiana program has scheduled additional outreach events in central and south Louisiana for homeowners impacted by the 2016 floods. Program representatives will be available to answer questions and work directly with homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis.
Representatives are also available to help homeowners complete the state’s initial survey of flood damage and help homeowners who’ve been invited to apply to the state’s homeowner assistance program.
Local outreach events are as follows:
- Wednesday, July 19 — 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Tammany Parish Library – Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd.
- Thursday, July 20 — 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bogalusa High School Auditorium, 100 M.J. Israel Drive.
All flood-impacted homeowners are strongly encouraged to complete the survey, even if they do not believe they will qualify for assistance or have completed repairs. Additional homeowners may qualify as more funding becomes available.
Homeowners who prefer to complete the survey at home can complete the survey online at restore.la.gov or by telephone from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1-866-735-2001.
In addition, housing assistance centers in Hammond, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Monroe are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Program representatives are available to help homeowners complete surveys and applications, connect with a case manager and provide an overview of options for repairs, reconstruction or reimbursement.
The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program is an initiative to provide assistance to Louisiana homeowners affected by the floods of 2016. With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provided via community development block grants, the program is designed to assist qualifying homeowners with recovery efforts. It is managed by the Office of Community Development. More information is available online at restore.la.gov.