Louisiana Recovery Hits $100 Million Mark for Housing, Other Needs Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. – Less than three weeks after Hurricane Laura roared into the state, more
than $100 million has gone to Louisiana residents to help in their recovery.
Through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program, 43,526 applications have been approved
as of Sept. 15. Individuals and families have received more than $68 million in housing
assistance and more than $32.6 million in support for other needs.
Disaster survivors who need assistance can apply for the program or check their application
status at DisasterAssistance.gov. They can reach FEMA via smartphone by downloading the
mobile app from fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app or through their mobile provider’s
application store.
Call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 to register for assistance or to check an application’s
status. Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use TTY
may call 800-462-7585. Disaster survivors who use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) may call
Hurricane Laura survivors may visit a drive-thru Disaster Recovery Center. Masks or face
coverings are required for entry and service and visitors will remain in their cars. A specialist
wearing a face mask will receive documents through the car window, scan them to the
applicant’s account and return them. For recovery-center locations, check FEMA’s mobile app

at fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/app or call 800-621-3362, or visit: https://egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator.
For the latest information on Hurricane Laura, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4559 or follow the
FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6.