LA Citizens Policyholders Eligible for 1,000 Fortified RoofTM GrantsThursday October 12, 2023 02:12 pm
Department of Planning and Zoning
Recovery Assistance and Mitigation Planning
LA Citizens Policyholders Eligible for FORTIFIED Roof™ Grants
Available for New Construction or Reroofing
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED SO REGISTER NOW
The second application period for Louisiana Fortify Homes Program (LFHP) grants opens at noon on Monday, October 16th for the first 1,000 applicants. The grants are again limited to policyholders of the Louisiana Citizens insurance company. Anyone not insured by Louisiana Citizens insurance company, is not eligible for the October 16th application period. We will post again if grant application periods open to all homeowners later this year.
Homeowners are required to create a profile in the LFHP system before applying for a grant and may do so by visiting ldi.la.gov/fortifyhomes. Creating a profile does not guarantee you will receive a grant but will get you ready to log in and request a grant on the 16th. LFHP staff urge homeowners who are interested in the program to create a profile before the grant application period opens on October 16, as homeowners will need to log in to their profile before applying. Waiting until the 16th to create the profile and them apply will likely be too late. The first 500 applications for round one were filled very quickly.
The program will provide grants of up to $10,000 for homeowners to repair or replace their roofs to the FORTIFIED Roof™ standard of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). It pays for new work, not work that has been completed. Homeowners are only eligible for their primary residence and must verify they have a homestead exemption, a LA Citizens Policy, and flood insurance.
Please closely review the eligibility requirements listed at ldi.la.gov/fortifyhomes. We expect all available grants to be awarded quickly, so eligible homeowners should attempt to apply as quickly as possible once the application window goes live at noon. There will be 1,000 grants awarded during this application period on a first-come, first-served basis. Homeowners who are not awarded a grant in the first application period should use the same profile information to attempt to apply for grants in future rounds.
The Louisiana Department of Insurance is available at 1-800-259-5300 or visiting www.ldi.la.gov.