Homeowner Assistance Program

The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program is available to provide recovery assistance to homeowners affected by the 2016 flooding.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated funding to assist in Louisiana’s long term recovery from the severe flooding that occurred throughout much of the state in March and August of 2016. The funding for The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program is allocated out of HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.

The program consists of two steps: a survey and an application. The deadline to complete the initial program survey was October 19, 2018, and the deadline to complete the program application was November 16, 2018.

Program Updates:

Sign up to receive email updates from the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program.

Program Resources:

The following resources provide an overview of the program’s policies as well as example estimates for cost of repairs and reimbursement. These documents provide homeowners with additional insight into how the program will work.

Program Manual Reimbursement Estimate Repair Estimate Green Building Standards Situation and Pipeline Reports Reconstruction

Housing Assistance Centers and Satellite Offices:

Starting Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, the following program locations will permanently close:

  • Hammond (CLOSED)
  • Lafayette (CLOSED)
  • Monroe (CLOSED)

Baton Rouge Housing Assistance Center (APPOINTMENT REQUIRED)

Starting Monday, March 30, Restore Louisiana will be relocated to:

  • In-person services are on hold due to COVID-19 until further notice

Homeowners may stay in communication with program staff via email and phone during regular business hours for the duration of their participation in the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program. Unique circumstances may allow for the program to provide limited in-person services for homeowners in Monroe, Hammond or Lafayette areas.

Homeowners are required to schedule an appointment to meet with their case manager by calling 866-735-2001.

The Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. Towards this end, we continually strive to make our web platform friendly to screen readers and other accessibility-related software, and provide accessible documents where possible. Any person requiring assistance, or would like a copy of a specific document, should contact the 504 Coordinator at 866-735-2001. TTY callers please use the 711 relay* or dial 1.800.846.5277.