President Obama has issued a disaster declaration for 20 parishes affected by the historic flooding in southeastern Louisiana. This qualifies individuals and local governments for assistance that can help clean-up and rebuild. Furthermore, the President’s declaration allows HUD to offer relief and other assistance to families living in affected areas.For more information on this assistance, please see HUD’s press release here.
As this is a presidentially declared natural disaster, housing authorities in the region will not be eligible to use emergency capital funds to address any damages resulting from the floods. Rather, emergency funding will be made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Please visit www.disasterassistance.gov to apply for assistance.
NAHRO is keeping those affected by this disaster in our thoughts. For those of you in the affected area, please stay safe.