Recovery Assistance & Mitigation Planning

Recovery Planner Jennifer Gerbasi


Restore Louisiana Application Period Open in Terrebonne

Wednesday February 01, 2023 11:35 am

Terrebonne Parish

Department of Planning and Zoning

Recovery Assistance and Mitigation Planning

FloodSafe Minute


Restore Louisiana Application Period Open in Terrebonne

The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program provides grant funding to eligible homeowners affected by Hurricane Ida for home repair, reconstruction, and reimbursement for repairs already completed.  Council members may wish to forward this information to their constituents. 

This is run by the State Office of Community Development.  The state will be reaching out to eligible applicants and has had staff at libraries all month.

This is the last week for people to meet with Restore Louisiana staff onsite. 

The program is offering on-site support in Houma for homeowners in the area who may need in-person assistance:

Office Location:
Fletcher Technical Community College
331 Dickson Road
Houma, LA  70353
Monday – Friday (January 30 to February 3)
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Substantially damaged homes may be eligible for an elevation allowance.  Homes with significant damage may be demolished and reconstructed.  The program will allow people who own manufactured homes and doublewides to replace their homes with similarly sized manufactured homes. 

Homeowners can start the application process online if they prefer.  Homeowners are encouraged to complete the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program survey at

This brief survey can be completed on any tablet, smart phone, or computer at any time.  This week, if they have questions people can go to Fletcher and ask questions or review documentation with OCD staff in person.  Restore LA has a phone line also at 866-735-2001

  • The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and does not require any documentation to be submitted. However, these items are needed on hand to complete the survey:
    • A working email address or mobile device on hand that can receive text messages
    • FEMA Registration Number for Hurricane Ida
    • Hazard/Flood Insurance Provider and Policy Number (if applicable)

The survey is free and there is no deadline set for completing the survey.

  • A homeowner’s FEMA Registration Number can be found on any FEMA documentation they may have received, in their FEMA registration portal, or by contacting FEMA at 800-621-3362.
  • All information provided in the initial survey will be verified by the program during the application process to determine final eligibility.

To serve the most vulnerable populations most effectively in our state, the program’s phased approach, which is aligned with federal guidance, ensures that the most vulnerable populations are prioritized for assistance.

The program’s intent is to assist as many disaster-impacted homeowners as possible, while prioritizing assistance for the most vulnerable homeowners. The program is anticipated to have funding available prior to the FEMA hazard mitigation grant program, and this should be considered when people are weighing their options. 

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