Homeowner Assistance Program

The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program is now 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 survey may be completed online via the link above or by calling (866) 735-2001, and should take about 15 minutes from start to finish. After completing the survey, homeowners will be invited to complete an application based on their answers to the survey and the phase for which they may qualify. Supporting documentation will be required during the application step to verify eligibility for financial assistance. Assistance will be distributed over several phases; as the state continues to seek more funding from Congress, the program may expand to include additional phases.

All flood-impacted homeowners are strongly encouraged to complete the survey. Even if homeowners do not qualify for one of the initial six phases of assistance, they could qualify as more funding becomes available.

If you have any questions about the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program, please email info@restore-la.org.

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 Policies Reimbursement Estimate Repair Estimate Situation and Pipeline Reports

Housing Assistance Centers:

The Housing Assistance Centers will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday to help homeowners respond to surveys or fill out program applications. They also help homeowners connect with a case manager and offer a view of their options for repairs, reconstruction or reimbursement. If you would like assistance in any of these areas, please visit a Housing Assistance Center at one of the following locations:

Baton Rouge ‒ Open now.

Monroe ‒ Open now.

Lafayette ‒ Open now.

Hammond ‒ Open now.

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.