Was your home damaged by a disaster in 2020 or 2021?

You may be eligible for federal assistance.

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Who can receive assistance?

Louisiana has been allocated over $1 billion to support long-term recovery efforts for Hurricanes Laura and Delta, and $1.27 billion to support recovery efforts for Hurricane Ida.

Program assistance may soon be available for eligible homeowners who sustained Major/Severe damage from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. The first step in applying for program assistance is to complete a brief survey.

In addition, homeowners who sustained Major/Severe damage as the direct result of Hurricane Ida and storm events in May 2021 are encouraged to complete a survey, but program assistance is not yet available:

2020

Hurricane Laura

Funding Soon Available

Hurricane Delta

Funding Soon Available

2021

Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
May 2021

Draft Action Plan Posted for Public Comment

Hurricane Ida

Draft Action Plan Posted for Public Comment

Anticipated Next Steps

The Louisiana Office of Community Development is accepting public comments on an action plan amendment to spend $1.2 billion in federal funding for recovery from Hurricane Ida and an additional $450 million for recovery from Hurricanes Laura and Delta as part of the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022. The 30-day public comment period starts June 1, 2022 and ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

The Homeowner Assistance Program is anticipated to launch in Summer 2022.

Laura/Delta Timeline

HUD released the Federal Register Notice for Hurricanes Laura and Delta on Monday, Jan. 31. The state has submitted the proposed action plan to HUD for final approval. Once the action plan is approved, more information on next steps will be posted on this website.

  1. 1

    State launches homeowner assistance program survey

    Jan. 31, 2022

  2. 2

    HUD releases Federal Register Notice for Hurricanes Laura/Delta

    Jan. 31, 2022

  3. 3

    Program develops proposed action plan for Laura/Delta to post for public comment

    Published April 1, 2022

  4. 4

    Action plan public comment period and public meetings occur

    The public comment period ended Sunday, May 1, 2022.

  5. 5

    Program submits action plan to HUD for approval

    Submitted on May 6, 2022, HUD has 60 days to approve

  6. 6

    HUD approves Laura/Delta action plan and state can access federal funds

    Summer 2022

Ida Timeline

HUD released the Federal Register Notice for Hurricane Ida and the May disaster events in 2021 in May 2022. The state has drafted the amendment to the Hurricanes Laura and Delta action plan to include the additional recovery funding for Hurricane Ida, and is soliciting public comment and input before submitting to HUD for final approval. 

  1. 1

    HUD allocates $1.27B in new funding for Hurricane Ida and additional $450M for Hurricanes Laura/Delta

    March 23, 2022

  2. 2

    HUD releases Federal Register Notice for Hurricane Ida and May 2021 disaster events

    May 18, 2022

  3. 3

    State drafts amendment to action plan to include Hurricane Ida recovery and posts for public comment

    Published June 1, 2022

  4. 4

    Action plan public comment period and public hearings occur

    The public comment period will end June 30, 2022

Program Manual

The program manual is Restore Louisiana’s way of communicating policies and procedures of the Homeowner Assistance Program to the public. If you’re curious about any facet of the program, the program manual will answer your questions. Although the full program is not set to launch until Summer 2022, you can review the manual for an overview of how the program will work. NOTE: This is not a final version and is subject to change. Click the link below to access the document.

FAQs

  • My home was damaged by a disaster in 2020–2021. Am I eligible for assistance?

    If you owned your home and occupied it as a primary residence at the time of the disaster, have maintained ownership of the home since the disaster, and the home sustained major/severe damage, as determined by FEMA as the result of Hurricanes Laura, Delta, or Ida or the May 2021 federally declared disaster events, we strongly encourage you to complete the initial program survey. The survey is the first step in applying for program assistance. After you complete the initial survey, the program will provide periodic text and email updates regarding program launch, application availability, and any next steps required.

    If your home was damaged by the May 2021 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding; and/or Hurricane Ida, you are encouraged to complete a survey, but HUD has not yet issued a federal register notice for these events and program assistance is not currently available for these disaster events.

  • I applied for FEMA assistance. Am I already signed up for Restore Louisiana?

    No. To begin the process of applying for assistance from Restore Louisiana, you must complete the initial program survey. Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Small Business Administration (SBA), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), a volunteer agency, insurance, etc. is separate from Restore Louisiana.

  • I submitted a Restore Louisiana application for the 2016 Floods. Should I complete the survey?

    The assistance period for the 2016 Floods has closed, and the program is no longer accepting applications for that disaster. However, if you received a major/severe damage determination from FEMA for a 2020/2021 declared disaster, you are strongly encouraged to submit a program survey at this time. You must submit a survey to begin the process of applying for assistance for a 2020 and/or 2021 disaster even if you previously submitted a separate survey for the 2016 Floods

  • I was ineligible for assistance for the 2016 Floods, but my home was impacted by Hurricane Laura and/or Hurricane Delta. Will I be eligible for assistance now?

    If you owned your home and occupied it as a primary residence at the time of the disaster, have maintained ownership of the home since the disaster, and the home sustained major/severe damage, as determined by FEMA as the result of Hurricanes Laura, Delta, or Ida or the May 2021 federally declared disaster events, we strongly encourage you to complete the initial program survey. The survey is the first step in applying for program assistance. After you complete the initial survey, the program will provide periodic text and email updates regarding program launch, application availability, and any next steps required.

    If your home was damaged by the May 2021 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding; and/or Hurricane Ida, you are encouraged to complete a survey, but HUD has not yet issued a federal register notice for these events and program assistance is not currently available for these disaster events.

  • What is the timeline for receiving federal funding for other disaster events in 2020–2021?

    In October 2021, HUD allocated $600 million for all recovery efforts related to Hurricanes Laura and Delta. On March 22, 2022, a second allocation was announced, providing an additional $450 million for Hurricanes Laura and Delta recovery, bringing the total allocation for these storms to more than $1 billion. HUD also announced an allocation of $1.27 billion for Hurricane Ida. A portion of these funds will be dedicated to the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program.

    At this time, there are still several federally required steps that must be completed before federal funds can be provided to the state for Restore Louisiana. While the state awaits funding approval from HUD, the Louisiana Office of Community Development—which administers Restore Louisiana—is launching the initial program survey to help avoid future delays in making program applications available and providing homeowners with the federal funds for their recovery.

Program Objectives

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Provide grant assistance to vulnerable low-to-moderate income (LMI) homeowners impacted by 2020 and 2021 federally declared disasters who meet the following requirements:

  • Owned and occupied their home at the time of the disaster

  • Received major/severe damage determination by FEMA

  • Have the greatest unmet needs

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