Did a hurricane or severe weather damage your home in 2020 or 2021?

Federal assistance will be available soon.

Get Started

The first step is completing a quick 10-minute survey.

Can You Receive Assistance?

The Program’s intent is to provide grant assistance to vulnerable low-to-moderate income (LMI) homeowners impacted by Hurricanes Laura, Delta, Ida, or the May 2021 Severe Storms 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

The survey is the first step in applying for program assistance. After you complete the initial survey, the program will provide periodic updates regarding program launch, application availability, and any next steps required.

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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 Severe Storms, 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.

  • 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 Hurricanes Laura, Delta, or Ida or the May 2021 Severe Storms, 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 or the May 2021 Severe Storms. 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 Severe Storms, 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.

    Homeowners who receive federal disaster assistance for a disaster-damaged home must purchase and maintain flood insurance coverage on the disaster-damaged property for as long as the disaster-damaged home exists (in perpetuity). If you received federal assistance from a previous disaster, and were required to maintain flood insurance, you will not be able to receive program assistance if your flood insurance coverage has lapsed.

  • How does the Program estimate my award?

    The Program will conduct a damage assessment as part of the application process which will assess the value of both the prospective work remaining to complete repair, reconstruction, or replacement of the home, and the value of work already completed. This will be a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of your home and homeowners must be present for the inspection.

    The Program’s inspector will use program-approved estimating software and pricelists to provide estimates of the value of both remaining work and eligible completed repairs. The Program Pricing List can be found here.

    Please note, pricing is subject to change based upon program review and approval and at the program’s discretion.

Status of Funding Availability

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 and the May 2021 Severe Storms.

2020

Hurricane Laura

Funding Soon Available

Hurricane Delta

Funding Soon Available

2021

Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
May 2021

Draft Action Plan Submitted to HUD

Hurricane Ida

Draft Action Plan Submitted to HUD

Anticipated Next Steps

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, the state will submit the amendment to the Hurricanes Laura and Delta action plan to include the new recovery funding allocation for Hurricane Ida and the May 2021 Severe Storms, and additional funding allocation for Hurricanes Laura and Delta.

  1. 1

    HUD allocates $600M in federal funding for Hurricanes Laura and Delta

    October 2021

    Laura/Delta

  2. 2

    State launches homeowner assistance program survey

    Jan. 31, 2022

  3. 3

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

    March 23, 2022

    Ida/Severe Storms

  4. 4

    State drafts proposed action plan for Laura/Delta to post for public comment

    Published June 1, 2022

    Laura/Delta

  5. 5

    State submits action plan to HUD for approval

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

    Laura/Delta

  6. 6

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

    Published June 1, 2022

    Ida/Severe Storms

  7. 7

    HUD approves Laura/Delta Action Plan—Funding availability pending grant agreement between OCD and State

    Anticipated Summer 2022

    Laura/Delta

  8. 8

    State submits amendment to action plan including allocations for Hurricane Ida & May 2021 Severe Storms

    Anticipated late Summer 2022

    Ida/Severe Storms

  9. 9

    OCD/HUD execute second grant agreement for Hurricane Ida & May 2021 Severe Storms allocations - All Restore Louisiana Programs fully launch

    TBD

    Ida/Severe Storms

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 state has not received the funding yet to launch the full program, 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.