Those affected by Hurricane Ida seeking assistance can click through the links below for more information from each of the following agencies:
NOLA Ready – The City of New Orleans continues Hurricane Ida relief efforts. As residents and businesses Downtown move through recovery, City agencies and public safety officials continue to assess damages sustained during the storm and partner with organizations to offer residential resources.
FEMA Disaster Assistance – FEMA disaster assistance may be available to help pay uninsured or underinsured losses such as home repair for disaster-related damage, rental assistance, reimbursement for lodging expenses for individuals whose home was inaccessible or inhabitable during the disaster, medical expenses incurred from this disaster or other disaster-related needs.
Disaster Case Management Program – Apply for the Disaster Case Management Program through GetAGamePlan.org. You can also apply for Disaster Food Stamps (DNSAP), report damages to your home, and connect with local food banks.
Donations & Volunteer Opportunities – The best way to help in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ida is to donate directly to response organizations on the ground in New Orleans or volunteer with one of our disaster response partners in directly aiding the New Orleans community.
Hurricane Ida Related Damage Assessments – The Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office will re-open the assessment rolls to give property owners who suffered damages caused by Hurricane Ida the opportunity to receive damage-related reduction in assessments. The Hurricane Ida Damage form can be filled out and downloaded at www.nolaassessor.com beginning September 23rd. Submissions must include documentation to support a damage claim, such as photographs, contractor estimates of repair, inspection report, damage appraisal, or a copy of an insurance claim.
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance – The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster.
National Flood Insurance – National Flood Insurance policies are available for commercial properties, but only cover property damage. The NFIP does not offer of provide coverage for business interruption. You can read more on business interruption from the Louisiana Department of Insurance.