FEMA/State Supports Ida Survivors with Temporary Sheltering and Housing Solutions on their Unique Paths to Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA and the State of Louisiana are working hard together to ensure that survivors of Hurricane Ida living in hard-hit parishes have safe places to stay temporarily while they take steps to recover.   To help address the shortage of sheltering and housing options in Southeast Louisiana, the state is establishing some temporary solutions, including a non-congregate sheltering program using recreational vehicles, such as travel trailers. Non-congregate shelters are locations where an individual or family can live safely with some level of privacy. This program will focus...
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More than $800 Million Distributed, Recovery Remains Focused 30 Days After Hurricane Ida Landfall

WASHINGTON -- In the 30 days since Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana, disaster survivors have received more than $660 million in grants and $211 million in low-interest loans to survivors of the storm, as state and federal efforts remain focused on helping survivors and communities recover. Additional assistance such as blue roofs and emergency hotel assistance is helping provide shelter for thousands of families who are rebuilding their lives. Recovery efforts for survivors include assistance for safe sheltering, rental assistance, home repairs and help with serious needs such as medical, childcare, moving...
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Whole Community Response to Hurricane Ida

BATON ROUGE, La. –  As Louisiana makes strides recovering from Hurricane Ida, the united effort of government, private sector, nongovernmental agencies and humanitarian groups to meet survivors’ needs remains strong. Recovery after a disaster requires all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, private-sector businesses, and even survivors — each drawing upon their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of disaster survivors. Ironton, La. – Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) crews canvassed entire neighborhoods, helping survivors apply for assistance and learn about available programs. More than 51,000 survivors have been contacted through the...
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FEMA Cost Share Adjustment Grants More Emergency Aid for Louisiana

WASHINGTON -- FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced today that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional federal emergency aid available for the state of Louisiana for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged as a result of Hurricane Ida. Under the major disaster declaration issued for Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2021, President Biden authorized a 100% federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, for a period of 30 days from the start of the incident period. President Biden has now authorized an...
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