Restore Louisiana survey may assist residents with funding resources

Restore Louisiana survey may assist residents with funding resources

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program survey opens on Monday, April 10 and will be available on the website.

The survey should take about 15 minutes and will not require documentation. If, based on your answers, you potentially qualify for assistance, you’ll be asked to apply for the program. Documentation will be needed when the formal application begins so the state can verify the information provided in the survey. Survey answers do not determine final eligibility for the program.

Federal rules require us to give priority to homeowners with the most urgent needs. Those needs will be separated into phases, or groups, that are funded over time. It’s possible that if you qualify, assistance may come in later phases of the program.

Even if you don’t think you’ll qualify, we urge all flood-impacted families to complete the brief survey.

This survey is important for several reasons. When homeowners formally apply for assistance, they become subject to other federal rules that could require extra steps and more time to complete. Together, the survey and program phases will minimize delays and help ensure assistance is distributed as efficiently as possible.

Qualified homeowners have several options for using their own contractor or one hired through the assistance program. Keep in mind that in either case, federal rules require that the money goes toward the cost of repairing flood-impacted homes.

In the meantime, please check the Recovery Resources page for many helpful links, especially the Disaster Case Management Program, offered through the Louisiana Department of Health. This is a free service that helps families find resources