The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program will host a series of outreach events across the state to assist homeowners in completing the initial survey by the July 20, 2018, deadline. Two will be in Acadiana.
Completing the survey is the first step in requesting assistance through the program. Homeowners who have not submitted a survey by the deadline will no longer be eligible for consideration by the program. Representatives will also be available at the outreach events to assist with formal applications, answer questions about the program and work directly with homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis.
Homeowners may also complete the survey online at restore.la.gov or by calling 1-866-735-2001 to speak to a representative from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Housing Assistance Centers in Lafayette, Hammond, Monroe and Baton Rouge are also open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The scheduled outreach events are listed below:
June 4, 1 – 5 p.m.
Livingston Parish Library – Watson Branch
36581 Outback Road, Denham Springs
June 5, 1 – 5 p.m.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library – Baker Branch
3501 Groom Road, Baker
June 6, 1 – 5 p.m.
Livingston Parish Library – South Branch
23477 La. Hwy. 444, Livingston
June 12, 1 – 5 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
15208 La. Hwy. 73, Prairieville
June 13, 1 – 5 p.m.
St. Amant High School
12035 La. Hwy. 431, St. Amant
June 14, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ponchatoula Area Recreation District #1 Events Building
19030 Ponchatoula Parks Drive, Ponchatoula
June 18, 1 – 5 p.m.
Vermilion Parish Library – Abbeville Branch
403 E. Saint Victor St., Abbeville
June 19, 1 – 5 p.m.
Lafayette Public Library – South Regional Branch
6101 Johnston St., Lafayette
June 20, 1 – 5 p.m.
Shreve Memorial Library – Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch
2105 Hollywood Ave., Shreveport
June 21, 1 – 5 p.m.
Harvey Benoit Community Center
1700 Oaklawn Drive, Monroe
July 17, 1 – 5 p.m.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library – Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch
11300 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge
July 18, 1 – 5 p.m.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library – Jones Creek Regional Branch
6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge
July 19, 1 – 5 p.m.
Livingston Parish Library – Denham Springs-Walker Branch
8101 U.S. Hwy. 190, Denham Springs
All flood-impacted homeowners who have not taken the brief survey are strongly encouraged to complete it, even if they do not believe they will qualify for assistance, program organizers say. Assistance is available regardless of income and regardless of whether you’ve already completed repairs. Those who qualify based on eligibility requirements will be invited to submit an application. It is important to note that the deadline does not apply to homeowners who have already submitted a survey or an application, according to program materials.
According to the program statistics, to date nearly 50,000 homeowners have completed the program survey and 31,060 homeowners have submitted formal applications. Nearly 21,000 applications have been processed and determinations made, and more than 11,043 eligible homeowners have been offered grant awards totaling $292 million.