The Shelter at Home Program will enable eligible individuals or families whose homes were damaged in the August flooding to take shelter in their own homes while they rebuild, instead of having to stay in a hotel, rental or mass shelter.
How Does It Work?
The program evaluates each applicant’s home and, if up to $15,000 of work in that home can create a safe, secure, habitable place for the family to live while they continue their permanent home rebuilding, then that applicant may be eligible for this program. Very basic initial work will include items such as mucking out the house, basic electrical restoration, installing a basic water heater, removing wet wall insulation, and providing up to $500 in basic cooking or refrigerating appliances. This work will be provided at no out-of-pocket cost to the eligible homeowner. This assistance is independent of and will not affect determination of any Individual Assistance grant from FEMA. These essential emergency cleanup and minor repairs will help families get a jumpstart on their full recovery and live in at least a portion of their home, while they continue to finish the big task of making permanent repairs to their home. Call 1-800-927-0216 or visit shelterathome.la.gov to apply for this program.
OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES
FREE duplicate vehicle titles, drivers licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations and mobility impaired placards are available to anyone who lost those documents due to the flood at local OMV offices. You can also obtain these free documents at certain Public Tag Agencies (PTA) but may be required to pay the “convenience fee.”
For more information on this or any other flood-related motor vehicles issues, call 844-892-4266 or visit www.expresslane.org.