Hurricane Ida Relief

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Restore Louisiana Update
On Wednesday, May 17th Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program is expanding its phasing criteria for homeowners to potentially qualify for assistance, lowering the FEMA-determined damage threshold from $5,000 to $3,000 and raising the allowable maximum of insurance received from $25,000 to $50,000. 
With this expansion, the program hopes to serve thousands of additional Louisiana homeowners affected by 2020-21 disaster events in need of assistance. The program will now phase homeowners for assistance who meet the following criteria:
Sustained FEMA-determined damages of $3,000 or greater for repairs or personal property Did not receive or does not expect to receive structural insurance payments greater than $50,000 Owned and occupied the damaged home as their primary residence at the time of disaster and still own the damaged home 
Homeowners are encouraged to take the program survey online at or by calling the program call center at 866.735.2001. The survey is the critical first step to participate in the program.
We ask that you please help us in alerting homeowners who may qualify for program assistance to complete the program survey. We want to be sure that homeowners know that this assistance is available. A shareable social graphic is attached to support your efforts in spreading the word about the program's expanded phasing criteria.
For additional shareable resources, or with questions, email

FEMA Assistance 
 ▪ FEMA disaster assistance may be available to help pay uninsured or underinsured losses such as home repair for disaster-related damage, rental assistance, reimbursement for lodging expenses for individuals whose home was inaccessible or inhabitable during the disaster, medical expenses incurred from this disaster or other disaster-related needs.

Plaquemines Parish is 1 of 10 parishes approved by FEMA for the Direct Housing Program. Owners and renters are eligible. To qualify for this program, residents must first apply for disaster assistance with FEMA by doing the following:
-Register online at
-Calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362
-Visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers 
  1.  Port Sulphur YMCA, 278 Civic Drive 
  2. Multipurpose Center, 333 F Edward Hebert Blvd

Economic Recovery
  • Small Business Administration: Applicants (businesses, most private non -profits, homeowners and renters) for low-interest disaster loan may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA's Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
  • Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339.
  • Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
  • Agricultural Producers: For loans and grants please contact Farm Services Agency to recover from losses, visit
  • Insurance: For individual or business insurance questions, go here:
  • Disaster Fraud: For information visit
  • Business owners can visit the website at or call 1-800-630-3791 for guidelines, criteria, intake office locations and hours. In New Orleans Metropolitan area, four offices will open May 1st to begin accepting and assisting with the application process. Any owners who are impacted by Hurricane Ida, Laura, Delta, and May 2021 Floods can go the following locations:
  1. UNO-The Beach-2021 Lakeshore Dr., Ste.207, New Orleans
  2. St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation - 100 Port Blvd., Ste.210, Chalmette
  3. DBA - 4657 West Bank Expressway, Marrero
  4. Kenner -2200 Veteran's Blvd., Ste. 200, Kenner

SCPDC restore Louisiana Program

RoofingThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Blue Roof program is for residents who sustained Hurricane Ida damage. 
State Resources▪ For state resources, go to 

 ▪ Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance: To pre-register your application for DSNAP, visit for more information. 
Disaster Unemployment Assistance For information on employment and wages during national disasters go to:
Nonprofit and Volunteer Groups

  • The Crisis Cleanup Hotline is in operation for survivors who need help with clean up and removal of damage from Hurricane Ida. The hotline will connect you with volunteers, local relief organizations and faith and community groups to help with cutting fallen trees; removing drywall, flooring and appliances; tarping roofs; and mold mitigation. 
  • Call 844-965-1386 to request assistance. 
  • If you are a medical professional who wants to volunteer, you can register with the Louisiana Department of Health at
Insurance▪ If you have insurance, contact your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance provider to file a claim. If you have not filed a claim with your insurance company or provided a copy of your insurance settlement approval or denial to FEMA you will likely receive a notification that there is "no decision." This means FEMA may need additional information from you to continue processing your application.

▪ For National Flood Insurance Program questions, send an email to or call 877-336-2627.