BATON ROUGE – Residents have a few hours left to apply for FEMA's Shelter at Home program.
The deadline to apply for FEMA's Shelter at Home program is Friday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. for those wishing to apply in person at a disaster recovery center, 6 p.m. for those who apply by phone and midnight for those who apply online.
Applications can be submitted online at www.shelterathome.la.gov or can call 1-800-927-0216. (Anyone using the online system to submit an application must call the 800 number to speak to a Case Manager to have their documents uploaded and added to their file).
Representatives at FEMA disaster recovery centers can help residents apply. Residents can find the closest center at https://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm.
If up to $15,000 in temporary repairs can be made to a home creating 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.
Contractors and subcontractors involved in the program will perform initial work 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 will not affect determination of any Individual Assistance grant from FEMA.
Homeowners will need to provide proof of ownership, proof of residency, state issued ID, signed and completed Right of Entry and Indemnification form.
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