Restore LA – Phases and Tiers


While all who were impacted by the Great Floods of 2016 need help, the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance program is designed to assist homeowners with the greatest needs first. As such, the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community – Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD-DRU) structured the Restore LA program in six phases.

The first step in the process of qualifying for the Restore LA grant is to take a brief survey. All homeowners affected by the Louisiana Floods of 2016 must complete the survey to receive assistance from the Restore LA program. Homeowners who don’t believe they will qualify for the grant are also encouraged to complete the survey as eligibility requirements may change in the future. No supporting documentation is needed to complete the survey and the time to complete the survey should take between 15-20 minutes. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about unmet needs related to the repair or reconstruction of the flooded homes. The responses to the survey will be used to determine which of the six phases of the program the homeowner will be placed. The homeowner will be invited to apply for the Restore LA program once their corresponding phase opens up.

Below you’ll find a brief explanation of the six phases of the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance program. While Restore LA has a phase verification stage, homeowners should verify that they have been placed in the correct phase using the information below.

All Phases: Major or Severe Damage ($8,000 or more of FEMA inspected real property damage or 1 foot or more of flood damage on the first floor).

Phase I: Low-to-moderate income, elderly or persons with disabilities, outside the floodplain
Phase II: Low-to-moderate income, elderly or persons with disabilities, inside the floodplain
Phase III: Reside within one of the 10 most impacted or distressed parishes, outside the floodplain, no priority due to income
Phase IV: Reside within one of the 10 most impacted or distressed parishes, inside the floodplain, no priority due to income
Phase V: All other parishes, inside and outside the floodplain
Phase VI: Reimbursement for homeowners who have completed the rebuilding process at the time they answer the survey or complete the application

* The program has been expanded to include homeowners who had flood insurance and were otherwise eligible for Phase I – VI.

During the course of the survey, homeowners are asked specific questions to determine whether they will be eligible to apply for the Restore LA program. The answers to these survey question has to come to these conclusions to be eligible.

  • The owner must also be an occupant of the home at the time of the disaster event
  • The damaged structure was also the applicant’s primary residence at the time of the disaster event
  • The home was damaged from the storms and floods in March or August of 2016
  • It must be one of the eligible structure (single family homes, duplexes, mobile homes, and condominiums)
  • The damaged structure must be located in one of the 51 disaster declared parishes
  • Please refer to the table below to help give you an idea of the phases and tiers of the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance program. Your survey and application results will ultimately determine your specific eligibility.

    Restore LA Phases

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