Restore Louisiana Program opens to help flood victims

People are asked to complete survey for financial help

Shreveport, La. - State officials say 90-thousand Louisiana families were impacted in 51 different parishes after last year's flooding. The hope for funding recovery is now available to help homeowners rebuild.

It's a program called Restore Louisiana and representatives are going throughout the state asking flood victims to complete a survey so they can help them recover financially.

The Restore Louisiana program is the product of the task-force created by Governor John Bel Edwards earlier last year which Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler is a part of.

Congress approved the appropriations and $1.3 billion is available. It will help families get reimbursements or funds after the March floods in the Northwest region and the August floods in Baton Rouge. 

The funds come from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and it's administered through the Louisiana Office of Community Development. 

People are asked to fill out a short survey that doesn't require any documentation. 

"It may mean that we can reimburse you for some of the expenses you have incurred after already rebuilding your house and had to go out-of-pocket. Also, for those homeowners still struggling with financial resources to have their homes rebuilt. This program, if your eligible for it, will allow you to do that," said Nick Speyrer, Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistant program.

Speyrer said everyone should apply even if they think they may not qualify for the programs because there's several different options. 

It's also important because the information will be used to show the need in Louisiana and possibly get more funding from Congress.

Assistants are at the Bill Cockrell Recreation Center in Shreveport until 7 p.m. tonight to help those sign up.

People can fill out the survey online at Restore Louisiana or call their number at 866-735-2001.

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