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    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

    SBA to Open Business Recovery Center in LaPlace to Help Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ida
    The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center today announced the opening of a SBA Business Recovery Center in LaPlace on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida that occurred Aug. 26 – Sept. 3, 2021. The center will open as indicated below.
    “Due to the severe property damage and economic losses Hurricane Ida inflicted on businesses in Louisiana, we want to provide every available service to help get them back on their feet,” said SBA’s Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center‑West. “The center will provide a one-stop location for businesses to access a variety of specialized help. SBA customer service representatives and Louisiana Small Business Development Center advisors will be available to meet individually with each business owner,” she added. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of charge.

  • 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.


  • 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.