Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program Extends Application Deadline to Tuesday, Oct. 31
The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program has extended its application deadline to Tuesday, Oct. 31. This new deadline applies to about 6,500 homeowners who have completed the initial survey but not yet submitted applications.
Due to federal recovery timelines, homeowners who do not submit applications by the Oct. 31 deadline, and do not have a damage assessment completed by the end of 2023, may experience delays in reimbursement processing, as receipts, invoices and remitted funds documentation will be required as proof that repairs were completed prior to Dec. 31, 2023.
"The state has extended the deadline to allow ample opportunity for homeowners to complete applications and potentially qualify for repair reimbursement," Pat Forbes, executive director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development, said. "I hope those who have been invited to complete an application but have not yet done so will take advantage of this opportunity. Our goal is to administer as much recovery assistance as possible to Louisiana homeowners, so we encourage them to act now."
Homeowners can submit their application in three different ways:
Online: Log into their account at restore.la.gov.
Phone: Call the program call center at 866.735.2001 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In-person: Visit one of the program's mobile support locations throughout the state, where representatives will be available to assist homeowners with filling out the application and submitting necessary documentation. For a list of upcoming dates and times, visit restore.la.gov/events.
The program has several online resources available to guide homeowners through the application process. Visit restore.la.gov/resources to learn more.
The Restore Louisiana program is a federally funded, state-administered program providing grant funding to homeowners affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Ida and the May 2021 Severe Storms to help with home repair, reconstruction and/or reimbursement for completed repairs.
Since the program's launch in February 2022, more than 39,100 homeowners completed the survey, the first step in qualifying for assistance, and more than 23,700 have been invited to submit an application. As of Oct. 9, the program has offered more than $380 million in funding to 4,846 eligible homeowners.
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Louisiana Office of Community Development. For more information, visitrestore.la.gov.