HOUSING INFORMATION

Housing Provider Information

Housing Programs for Survivors

How do I start the RECOVERY PROCESS?

Individuals and business owners in the designated parishes who had storm or flood damage should register and apply for Individual Assistance to participate in programs administered by FEMA.

FEMA | Apply for Individual Assistance

www.disasterassistance.gov

1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

1-800-621-3362 (VRS)

Louisiana disaster survivors are urged to register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA. The claim number for the August 2016 flooding in Louisiana is 4277. When you have completed the FEMA registration, you will be assigned a FEMA registration number. This will be a 9-digit number that will start with 50 or 45.

FEMA | Visit a Disaster Recovery Center

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are accessible facilities and mobile offices you can visit to learn more about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs. You may also visit to ask questions about your case and individual needs.

Click here to find the closest Disaster Recovery Center

Appeal Rights: If you disagree with FEMA's determination of eligibility or the form of assistance provided, you have the right to appeal within 60 days of the date of your notification letter. Send appeal letters to:

Appeals Officer

FEMA- Individuals & Households Program

National Processing Service Center

P.O. Box 10055, Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055

1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

FEMA Appeals Infograph

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) | Loans

www.sba.gov/disaster

ph: 1-800-659-2955

e: disastercustomerservice AT sba.gov

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) | Disaster Resources

Click here for more information about HUD Disaster Resources

HUD provides a variety of disaster resources. HUD partners with Federal and state agencies to help implement disaster recovery assistance. Under the National Response Framework the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) offer initial recovery assistance. HUD provides additional resources to support Louisiana Flood Survivors.

HUD | Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families

Click here for more information on the Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding | FEMA.gov

The Many Forms of Housing Assistance (FEMA)

Louisiana Temporary Housing Programs

As Louisianans continue to recover from the devastating flooding in Louisiana, there are a number of housing solutions available to survivors whose homes were flooded and are now uninhabitable. Flood survivors may be eligible for more than one of these programs:

FEMA | Rental Assistance

www.disasterassistance.gov

1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

1-800-621-3362 (VRS)

Rental assistance offers temporary help so flood survivors have somewhere to live. Rental Assistance is the most common form of financial assistance for temporary housing. It is usually put toward renting a house or an apartment. But survivors may also use rental assistance to rent a Recreational Vehicle.

FEMA | Transitional Shelter Assistance (hotel room payments)

www.disasterassistance.gov

1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

1-800-621-3362 (VRS)

Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) offers room and tax costs in participating hotels to flood survivors who have a continuing need for shelter. This initiative is intended to provide short-term lodging for eligible disaster survivors whose communities are either uninhabitable or inaccessible due to disaster-related damages. Incidental costs are not included.

FEMA | Direct Housing Program

1-800-621-FEMA

www.disasterassistance.gov

This program offers temporary Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) to flood survivors. MHUs are an alternate solution for survivors whose primary home is uninhabitable, have uninsured housing needs, and have no other practicable temporary housing resources within a reasonable commuting distance from their primary residence.

Louisiana | Shelter at Home Program

Click Here for Louisiana Shelter at Home Website

Questions? Call 1-800-927-0216

APPLY ONLINE TODAY

Louisiana Shelter At Home Program Fact Sheet

Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) Louisiana Housing Search

Search Available Housing
LHC Portal

Questions? Call 1-877-428-8844

The LHC, in partnership with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), has activated the Louisiana Disaster Housing Task Force to help residents displaced by the 2016 flood event. The LHC recommends to those who use this portal, that they contact the number on the listing prior to traveling to the location of the property to make sure the property is still available. This site is updated regularly, and we encourage those who use the portal to check back often for the most current information. Other helpful housing resources may be available on commercial websites.

FEMA Housing Portal

Search Available Housing
FEMA Portal

The FEMA Housing Portal is intended to help individuals and families, who have been displaced by a disaster, find a place to live. The portal consolidates rental resources identified and provided by federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), private organizations, and the public, to help individuals and families find available rental units in their area. FEMA recommends to those who use this portal, that they contact the number on the listing prior to traveling to the location of the property to make sure the property is still available. This site is updated regularly, and we encourage those who use the portal to check back often for the most current information. Other helpful housing resources may be available on commercial websites.

Housing Forum Information

The Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center will hold a Housing Forum to share information with businesses interested in helping meet housing needs for survivors of the August severe storms and flooding in the state. Businesses are encouraged to provide information about how they may be able to participate in solutions for those in need of housing.

Date: October 12, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Louisiana State Police Academy Auditorium (7901 Independence Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806)

Register Here

Participants will have the opportunity to talk with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the state of Louisiana and others to obtain information about housing efforts and how businesses may participate.

Many of the 145,000 households that registered with FEMA for disaster assistance have unmet transitional housing needs as a result of flooding. FEMA is providing assistance through several programs, including rental assistance, Transitional Sheltering Assistance (hotel rooms), and as a last resort manufactured housing units. FEMA also is working with multifamily housing owners to provide housing for survivors. The State of Louisiana, with FEMA support, is providing Shelter at Home grants to disaster survivors.

The forum will give the business community an opportunity to consider options for helping Louisiana disaster survivors recover from the flooding.

For more information, email housing AT labeoc.org or visit www.labeoc.org.

Housing Webinar Information

Following the Housing Forum on October 5, 2016, the Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center will host a series of webinars. The webinars will continue dialog with the private sector housing community and brief businesses on the current need to provide solutions for those in need of housing. As webinar dates are scheduled we will forward announcements. If you would like to be included on the please email your contact information to: housing AT labeoc.org

Webinar for businesses interested in helping flood survivors with housing

The Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer a webinar for businesses interested in helping meet housing needs for survivors of the August severe storms and flooding. The agencies will brief businesses on the current need to provide solutions for those in need of housing.

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
How to access Webinar: TBD

How to access to webinar: TBD

Many of the 145,000 households that have registered with FEMA for disaster assistance have unmet transitional housing needs as a result of flooding.

FEMA is providing assistance to flood survivors through several programs, including rental assistance, Transitional Sheltering Assistance (hotel rooms), Shelter at Home grants through the state, and manufactured housing units. FEMA also is working with multifamily housing owners to provide housing for survivors.

Businesses with questions about the webinar or about housing flood survivors may email housing AT labeoc.org or access www.labeoc.org.

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