BATON ROUGE - On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards released registration information for the Shelter at Home Program, a new program that helps Louisiana residents whose homes flooded to shelter at their own home while they continue to rebuild, rather than relocating to a shelter, hotel or rental property.

Since Monday, 14,782 flood survivors have registered to participate in the program. Home inspections are underway and construction begins tomorrow.

Residents who are eligible for the program should register using one of the following methods:

Quick Registration Facts:

  • Anyone interested in Shelter at Home must register separately from their registrations with FEMA or SBA or any NFIP flood insurance claims.
  • You do not have to be registered with FEMA to apply for Shelter At Home.
  • If you are determined to be eligible for Shelter At Home, this will not hurt you or count against the amount of Individual Assistance you may receive from FEMA. 

The Shelter at Home Program evaluates each applicant’s home and, if up to $15,000 of work in that home can create a safe, secure, habitable place for the family to live while they continue their permanent home rebuilding, then that applicant may be eligible for this program. This program is not designed to fully repair the applicant's home.

Click here for more information on the Shelter at Home Program.

The Office of the Governor is asking media outlets to help distribute this registration information for the Shelter at Home Program to the public as much as possible.