Recovery Resources

Applying for the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program

The assistance program for homeowners affected by the 2016 floods will begin soon. We’ve outlined how the program will work here, and more information is available on the FAQs page. In the meantime, please make sure you’re signed up for email updates. That’s the quickest way to find out when the program opens.

Disaster Case Management Program

Do you need assistance with recovery? The Disaster Case Management Program provides help for families still trying to recover from the 2016 floods. Contact this free service offered through the Louisiana Department of Health at (844) 581-2207 or A downloadable information sheet is available here.

The program offers help with:

  • Completing a detailed assessment of your disaster-related needs
  • Developing a recovery plan
  • Advocacy with FEMA, SBA or your insurance company
  • Providing construction cost estimates for your home
  • Advocating for assistance with repairing your home and other unmet disaster needs
  • Locating available housing and assistance in stabilizing your housing situation
  • Referring you to other disaster-recovery services

La. Congressional Delegation Contact Information

Click here for contact information when urging Louisiana’s congressional to support the state’s effort to secure additional flood-relief funding.

SBP Offers Recovery Help for Homeowners

SBP is a national nonprofit disaster recovery and resilience organization. Click here to learn more and apply for assistance. A downloadable flyer is available here

Cleanup assistance

Register for free home cleanup assistance at (800) 451-1954.

Title Relief

Homeowners in Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes who flooded and need help with title relief can find information here.

Rebuilding and storm clean-up resources

The LaHouse Resource Center, a division of the LSU Ag Center, has information on rebuilding storm-damaged homes, tips for cleaning up storm damage and frequently asked questions on mold cleanup and remediation.

FEMA Information –

Small Business Administration (SBA) questions – Click here for more information.

Tips on Using a Contractor to Rebuild Your Home – Click here to read more about using a contractor to rebuild your home.

Business Recovery Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development and Louisiana Small Business Development Centers are partnering to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by the severe storms and flooding.  The Louisiana Department of Economic Development has set up a resource page with more information for businesses affected by the flooding, including the locations of Business Recovery Centers currently open. Click here to visit their Flood Recovery Assistance page.

Tax Information & Filing and Payment Relief

Tax filing and payment relief are available to Louisiana taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business and critical tax records are in areas of the state declared federal disaster areas. The Department of Revenue also has posted to its website a list of frequently asked questions on potential tax issues related to disaster recovery. Click here for more information.

IRS Assistance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is offering help to Louisiana flood survivors and their families by making loans and hardship distributions available through their employer-sponsored retirement plans. This assistance is available to participants in 401(k) plans, employees of public schools and tax-exempt organizations with 403(b) tax-sheltered annuities, as well as state and local government employees with 457(b) deferred-compensation plans. To qualify for this relief, hardship withdrawals must be made by Jan. 17, 2017.

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Disaster Distress Helpline

If you are experiencing emotional distress due to the storm, call the National Disaster Distress Helpline. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).

Document Date/Time
Task Force Resolution Approved at April 21 Meeting RLTF_Recovery_improvements_resolution_4-28-17.pdf April 28th, 2017
Minutes of Feb. 24 Task Force Meeting RLTF-2-24-17-Meeting-Minutes-201703032.pdf April 21st, 2017
Minutes of March 17 Task Force Meeting RLTF-3-17-17-Meeting-Minutes-201704112.pdf April 21st, 2017
Minutes of March 31 Task Force Meeting RLTF-3-31-17-Meeting-Minutes-201704172.pdf April 21st, 2017
2017 Area Median Income Levels AMI_by_parish_household_2017.pdf April 21st, 2017
FEMA Waiver Denial Letter to Gov. Edwards FEMA_denial_letter_JBE.pdf April 21st, 2017
FEMA Waiver Denial Letter FEMA_waiver_denial_4-11-17.pdf April 21st, 2017
Multifamily Restoration Gap Program Multifamily_Restoration_Gap_Program_4-24-17.pdf April 21st, 2017
Permanent Supportive Housing Overview Permanent_Supportive_Housing-4-21-17.pdf April 21st, 2017
Rapid Rehousing Overview Rapid_rehousing_Overview-4-21-17.pdf April 21st, 2017