Louisiana Home Builders Association: Disaster RELIEF APPLICATION

    If you are a member and have been impacted by this devastating storm, please fill out the online application if possible or call for assistance.  Monica@lhba.org  or 985-630-8496

     1.  LHDRF Online Application - The LHDRF application is now available online on the LHBA website.  Here the member can complete the form, upload pictures and submit all in one place.  The completed application will be delivered to LHDRF.

    2. LHDRF Application Form - The attached application form can still be completed and emailed to the LHDRF’s email address homebuildersdisaster@gmail.com along with pictures of their damages. 

    If the applicant chooses to do so, application's can be received via mail:

     Louisiana Homebuilders Disaster Relief
    660 Laurel St. Ste. A, Baton Rouge, La 70802

    Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes following the amendment to President Biden’s Sept. 7, 2021, major disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of Hurricane Ida that occurred Aug. 26 - Sept. 3, 2021, announced Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance. These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington parishes.

    Additionally, we wanted to share what's been done in the River Parishes with SBA:

    SBA has approved 810 disaster loans for $60,532,742 ($60 million) in St. John the Baptist Parish.

    SBA has approved 14,300 disaster loans for a total of $710,143,000 ($710 million) throughout the entire State of Louisiana. We look forward to helping more residents and business owners with their recovery.


    Operation Blue Roof

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin Operation Blue Roof for homeowners in areas impacted by Hurricane #Ida to cover their damaged roofs until permanent repairs are made. To sign up or get more information, visit blueroof.us or call 1-888-766-3258. 


  • FEMA Resources

    Repairing, Retrofitting, & Rebuilding After a Hurricane

    Disaster Assistance

    Expanded FEMA Teams Reach out to Hurricane Ida Survivors with Support

    • FEMA Assistance – FEMA has opened a 24-hour helpline to help Hurricane Ida survivors.  The number is 1-800-621-3362 and is open 7 days a week.  The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is October 28.  FEMA is providing grant money for damage and serious needs not covered by insurance, including:
      • Basic home repairs to a primary residence to help restore habitability (for homeowners)
      • Temporary rental assistance for people who need to relocate because a home is uninhabitable (for homeowners and renters)
      • Other needs, such as replacing essential personal property and other disaster expenses (homeowners and renters)

    To apply, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.  Applicants can also visit FEMA in person at more than 20 locations in Louisiana; check with local officials for locations and hours. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate payments for assistance provided by insurance or any other source. As of September 10, FEMA has administered $271 million in Hurricane-Ida related grants to homeowners and renters in Louisiana.


  • Useful Resources

    • Generators:  GNO PowerMatch – GNO, Inc. has built a webpage to connect those with generators to companies and organizations in need.  Visit GNO PowerMatch if you need a generator.  If you have generators for sale, rental, loan, or donation, visit GNO PowerMatch and scroll to “Vendor Submission.”
    • Volunteer Opportunities – You can find opportunities to volunteer across our region on GNO, Inc.’s Storm Updates webpage.  Volunteers are needed for everything from food distribution to organizing donations and putting tarps on roofs.  You can view opportunities here. (scroll to bottom-half of page)
    • RESTORE St. Tammany – The St. Tammany Corporation launched several business disaster responses initiatives for St. Tammany Parish businesses.  These programs include the Business Needs Assessment, Recovery Help Line, and Disaster Relief Website.  To learn more about RESTORE St. Tammany, visit www.RESTOREStTammany.com
    • Jefferson Parish Workspace – JEDCO is offering transitional office space for JP businesses in four-hour timeslots beginning September 8.  Offices include internet, phone service and air conditioning.  Interested businesses must contact JEDCO in advance to reserve space.  Contact Scott Rojas at srojas@jedco.org.
    • Resource Map – The United Way of Southeast Louisiana has created a Hurricane Ida Resource Map that provides the location of available resources across the region.  To view the map, click here.