2016 Louisiana Flood #2

Abatement of flood-damaged drywall.

As the flood waters from torrential rains recede from south Louisiana, thousands are affected and in need of assistance. Numerous tip sheets and FAQs are circulating. Below are links to a few.



(800) 621-3362 * TTY (800) 462-7585 
7am-10pm Daily

  • Rental payments for temporary housing.
  • Grants for home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance to make dwelling safe, sanitary and functional.
  • Grants to replace personal property and help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation and other serious disaster-related needs.
  • Unemployment payments for up to 26 weeks for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster and do NOT qualify for state benefits.
  • SBA loans: Up to $200,000 for repairs and $40,000 for personal property.You must apply for FEMA first.
  • Maximum FEMA grant is $33,000.


Louisiana Housing Search


  • Information on available rental units.
  • This site increases the landlord outreach during disasters.



(800) 451-1954

  • Crisis Cleanup coordinates for many agencies that provide free home clean out. 
  • Deadline to register is September 16, 2016.


APA's Hazards Planning Center Resources

Courtesy of James C. Schwab, AICP - Manager, Hazards Planning Center, APA

See also: Louisiana Planner newsletter of August 18, 2016. [view]