FEMA Housing Assistance: Home Ownership Verification
To qualify for FEMA’s home repair assistance, individuals must own their home. Some properties are excluded from this type of aid—including second homes, vacation homes and businesses and it is important to determine that your property qualifies.
Proofs of Home Ownership
When in doubt about applying for disaster assistance, call FEMA.
Many residents of parishes covered by last month’s presidential disaster declaration might be eligible for federal assistance but have not applied with FEMA.
Why not apply?
A multi-agency warehouse has recently opened where volunteers can sort and store much-needed donations and supplies to support recovery efforts across the state. The warehouse is being operated as a partnership between the state and Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).
National Flood Insurance Program Deadline Extended in Louisiana for Filing Claims
Louisiana Disaster Survivors Should Expect to Be Contacted
Where do I start the RECOVERY PROCESS?
- FEMA – Individual Assistance
*If you receive a letter from FEMA that you disagree with, we encourage you to file an appeal. Many of the ineligibility mistakes are due to clerical errors. If you appeal, there may be a simple fix to go from ineligible to eligible.
Disasters such as the recent floods and storms commonly result in the loss of important documents, but Louisiana residents have ways to replace them. Here is a list of useful websites and telephone numbers:
(Food Stamps): Phone: 1-888-524-3578
To find the nearest Disaster Recovery Center, log on with any computer, smartphone or tablet to the disaster recovery center locator at asd.fema.gov/inter/locator or use the FEMA app, available via the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.