Flood Assistance Program Comes to Monroe Feb. 1
The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program hosts a series of outreach events in early 2018 for homeowners affected by the 2016 floods. The events are scheduled in flood-impacted communities across the state to help those homeowners working to complete their Restore Louisiana applications. Program representatives will be available to answer questions, provide information and work directly with homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis.
An event will be held on Feb. 1, 2-6 p.m at the Ouachita Parish Public Library – Sterlington Memorial Branch at 305 Keystone Road in Monroe
Construction technical advisors will also be present at each event to explain program options for repairs and reconstruction. A list of documentation that may be required to complete an application is available on the Restore Louisiana website at http://bit.ly/2hTC6G5.
The homeowner assistance program so far has offered grant awards totaling more than $111 million to nearly 4,000 homeowners. To date, more than 46,000 homeowners have submitted the initial survey, the first step in the homeowner assistance program, and more than 38,500 have qualified based on their responses. Nearly 33,000 homeowners have been invited to formally apply to Restore Louisiana. The program anticipates inviting all qualified homeowners to apply before the end of 2017. The initial survey is still available to all flood-affected homeowners. It’s available online at restore.la.gov or by phone from 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at (866) 735‐ 2001.
In addition to these outreach events, housing assistance centers in Lafayette, Hammond, Monroe and Baton Rouge are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Program representatives are available to help homeowners complete surveys and applications, connect with a case manager and provide an overview of options for repairs, reconstruction or reimbursement.