It’s been a year since the catastrophic flooding of 2016 inundated communities across the state. The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program, created by Gov. John Bel Edwards, is working to help homeowners with the rebuilding process.
More than 80,000 homes in Louisiana had FEMA-verified flood damage stemming from the floods of March and August 2016. Of those, only about 40,000 have completed the recovery survey, the first step to receiving help through the program. It’s important that all flood-impacted homeowners take this brief survey, even if they don’t believe they will qualify or have already completed repairs. As more funding becomes available, additional homeowners may qualify for help.
The survey, available at restore.la.gov, should only take a few minutes to complete and no documentation is required. Anyone needing assistance completing the recovery survey or wanting to learn more is encouraged to call (866)735-2001 (8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday). Program representatives are available to answer any questions about the program or the process.