More than 14,000 residents sign up for Shelter at Home program
BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that registration information for the Shelter at Home Program is now available to victims of last month’s historic flooding.
The Shelter at Home Program is a new program that helps residents who were affected by the floods to shelter at their home while they continue to rebuild.
According to Edward’s office, more than 14,782 survivors have registered to participate in the program. Home inspections are underway and construction begins tomorrow.
The program evaluates each applicant’s home, and if the home can be made habitable, safe and secure for a family to live in for under $15,000, then those residents are eligible.
The Governor’s Office stressed that the Shelter at Home program is not designed to fully repair the applicant’s home.
Residents who are eligible can register by calling 1-800-927-0216 or by going online to shelterathome.la.gov .
Residents interested in the program must register separately from other applications with FEMA or SBA. You do not have to be registered with FEMA to apply for Shelter At Home.
Shelter at Home will not hurt you or count against individual assistance you may receive by FEMA, Edwards says.
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