Testimonials

Everything has been wonderful since. I have this beautiful home now!
- Bobby McNamara, Terrebonne Parish

Bobby McNamara and his family didn’t know what they’d come back to when they evacuated during Hurricane Ida in 2021. After staying in Texas for a week, Bobby returned to Louisiana to find his home destroyed.

Following Hurricane Ida, Bobby lived with his mom until he was eventually able to move into a FEMA trailer.

“I’ve been living in that FEMA trailer ever since,” McNamara said.

When Bobby found out about the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program, he applied for assistance and soon found out he was eligible for assistance to reconstruct his home. Bobby chose Solution 1, where the program managed the entire reconstruction of his home.

Now back in a newly restored home, Bobby says he is thankful for the Restore Louisiana program.

“Everything has been wonderful since. I have this beautiful home now!”

This still feels like a dream. No words could ever describe it. I am blessed beyond measure.
- Janelle Jackson, Calcasieu Parish

For Janelle Jackson, the Restore Louisiana program "still feels like a dream."

Taking care of her mother, daughter and son, Janelle was looking for ways to recover and rebuild following Hurricane Laura. After months of uncertainty, Janelle applied for assistance from Restore Louisiana.

When asked about her experience with the program, Janelle said that the program provided her with all the information she needed, and her case manager worked with her until she understood everything, answering all of her questions and helping her along the way.

When sharing her experience, Janelle said "never give up - stick it out and it will be worth it."

Janelle concluded by calling 2023 the year "of blessings," and saying she is "blessed beyond measure."

My experience with Restore Louisiana was everything!
- Vanessa Pierre, St. Charles Parish

"My experience with Restore Louisiana was everything! My home is beautiful, and everything was done to the best quality and in a timely manner. I thank God for Restore Louisiana – I am back in my home!"

I recommend this program to anyone who needs help.
- Brenda Burton, St. Helena Parish

“I recommend this program to anyone who needs help. I love my home – thank you so much Restore Louisiana.”

I am truly blessed for the help the Restore Louisiana program gave me.
- Restore Louisiana Homeowner
I'm very appreciative of the men and women working to help people like me get back into their home.
- Mark Leonard, Beauregard Parish

"I encourage anyone on the fence about going through the Restore Louisiana process to jump into it. The program's case managers will help you – they explained to me what would be necessary, where to upload files, and who would be contacting me next. I'm very appreciative of the men and women working to help people like me get back into their home."

I wonder every day where I would be without all that Restore Louisiana has done for me and my family.
- Leona Plaisance, Lafourche Parish

"I wonder every day where I would be without all that Restore Louisiana has done for me and my family. Restore Louisiana is the rock after the hurricane. Program representatives helped me every step of the way."

I can never fully express how this program has changed our lives. Thank you Restore Louisiana!
- Jennifer Lafont, Lafourche Parish

"When I came across the ad for Restore Louisiana assistance, I was beyond downtrodden. In lieu of the storm, I lost everything I owned and was so unsure of what the future held. I applied for assistance and held my breath...

By some miracle, I received an AMAZING case worker. When I say this woman is a truly beautiful soul, even that is an understatement! I was living in a camper, with very little internet access, and my case worker's time, patience, and help was beyond anything I could've imagined! I asked millions of questions and emailed her many times. She always got the answers for me so quickly, and always remained so polite!

After several weeks of verification and sending in the paperwork that was required, I got the unbelievable news that I was approved for the assistance! To say I was thankful is an understatement! The process wasn't nearly as taxing as I had anticipated.

I can never fully express how this program has changed our lives and given me peace of mind. Thank you to Restore Louisiana and my amazing case worker!"

So thankful this program exists!
- Kelly Berkey, Calcasieu Parish

"I filled out the program survey and had an inspector come shortly thereafter. Just a few months later, I had the funds to pay my home loan. So thankful this program exists! It is a blessing!"

Restore Louisiana completely changed my life!
- Adele Michael, Ascension Parish

"Restore Louisiana completely changed my life! We suffered severe damage from Hurricane Ida and after spending thousands to repair, my home was still a disaster. I had lost hope and then came Restore Louisiana. Less than a year later, we are now living in a beautiful mobile home. Restore Louisiana made the process very smooth!"

My experience with Restore Louisiana was awesome! They stuck with me from start to finish.
- Maria Strickland, St. Charles Parish

"My experience with Restore Louisiana was awesome! They stuck with me from start to finish, even when things were a little confusing. Everything I had questions for, they answered steadfastly!"

This program helped me with all my needs. I encourage anyone interested to start the process.
- Odelia Dauzat, Vernon Parish

"The Restore Louisiana program helped me with all my needs. Every question I had was answered with follow-up phone calls and emails from very polite people who went above and beyond to help me. If anyone is interested in Restore Louisiana, I encourage them to go online and start the process."

This program has truly been a blessing to me and hundreds of others.
- Sonya Smith, St. Charles Parish

"Restore Louisiana has truly been a blessing to me and hundreds of others. I'm so thankful to be back home. Thank you Jesus for Restore Louisiana!"

Restore Louisiana provided my family with a home when we had lost all hope.
- Keith Leblanc, Calcasieu Parish

"Restore Louisiana provided my family with a home when we had lost all hope. It was a simple process. We are very happy with our home and appreciate the program representatives that helped guide us through the process. Thank you Restore Louisiana!"

Everyone from start to finish was knowledgeable, extremely helpful, and efficient.
- Tonya Beard, Cameron Parish

"This program is a blessing. Everyone from start to finish was knowledgeable, extremely helpful, and efficient. Here I sit in my new home. Thank you to everyone at Restore Louisiana."

This new home will give my family the opportunity to make new memories.
- Lacie Lebouef, Lafourche Parish

"Without this program, myself, my boys and our family would have nothing left but our memories. This new home will give us the opportunity to make new memories. So again, thank you Restore Louisiana. Forever grateful that we have a place to call home again."