Restore La. Task Force Meets Aug. 18: Panel to Consider Governor’s Request to Expand Homeowner Assistance

August 16, 2017

The Restore Louisiana Task Force meets at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18 in Denham Springs. The meeting will be held at Family Life Center at 125 Juanita Ave. and will be streamed live on the task force’s Facebook page.

The task force will consider Gov. John Bel Edwards’ request to expand the homeowner assistance program to include all homeowners who experienced damage from the March and August floods of 2016.

The governor is also asking task force members to consider increasing the grant award amounts to those already eligible for both construction work and reimbursements. If adopted, these updates would have the potential to benefit thousands of flood-impacted families.

Also at the meeting, the Office of Community Development will update task force members on various Restore Louisiana flood-recovery programs, including homeowner, landlord, renter and small-business assistance.

OCD continues encouraging all flood-impacted homeowners to complete the flood-damage survey, even if they are still working on repairs or do not believe they qualify for assistance. The survey can be completed online at or by telephone from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday at (866) 735-2001. The four housing assistance centers located in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Hammond and Monroe are also available for help with the survey 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Last modified: August 16, 2017