All Homeowners Impacted by Flooding Urged to Fill Out Survey
The Governor's Office is urging all Louisiana residents impacted by flooding in 2016 to fill out the survey on flood damage.
Data from these surveys is being used to justify federal assistance. This includes residents who might not be eligible for assistance and those who suffered even minimal damage.
The Restore Louisiana Task Force will hold a meeting this Friday at 9:30am. This meeting will be available online right here.
The Governor's office reports more than 18,000 people have already completed the survey.
Community wide outreach meetings are scheduled across the state over the next two weeks. For our area, the meeting is planned for May 18th at the Bill Cockrell Recreation Center.
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and no documentation is required.
Survey responses will help the program determine if homeowners are able to advance to the application step.
Once you have done the initial survey, you will be directed to programs that might be able to assist you. The state is planning to dole out the limited federal dollars in six phases according to requirements by the U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development:
● Everyone must have major or severe home damage, and no structural flood insurance at the time of the flood
● Phases I-II: low-to-moderate income, elderly or persons with disabilities
● Phase III-IV: 10 most impacted and distressed parishes – Acadia, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Livingston, Ouachita, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion and Washington
● Phase V: the remaining 41 flood-impacted parishes
● Phase VI: reimbursement for homeowners who have completed the rebuilding process at the time they answer the survey or complete the application