Housing After A Disaster

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Other Disaster Problems

This category concerns issues a person might have with their housing after a natural disaster or other emergency. It can include issues around owning, clearing title, rebuilding, and insuring a home when you have experienced or at risk of a disaster. It also includes landlord-tenant and eviction issues.

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Dealing With Neighbors And Trees

If you own a place in Louisiana, you need to know what you can and can't do with the trees, bushes, and plants there. This is all about the laws and rules for looking after trees, especially when it comes to dealing with your neighbors and trees that are near the borders of your property.

Disaster Declarations - State And Federal

A Disaster Declaration is a formal statement by a public official (i.e. Mayor, County Judge, or Governor) that a disaster or emergency situation exceeds their response capabilities. Based on the Governor's request, the President may declare that a major disaster or emergency exists. This activates an array of Federal programs to assist in the response and recovery effort.

Disaster Relief

This resource covers housing, consumer, finance after a disaster, family and educational issues, disaster programs and benefits, employment and unemployment after a disaster, wills, estates and guardianships, and other public health emergency issues after a disaster.

Homeowners Affected By Disasters

This provides information about issues homeowners may face when they own a home that is affected by a natural disaster event.

Homeowners Insurance And Disasters

A homeowners insurance policy typically covers natural disasters caused by fire, lightning, hail, windstorm, hurricanes, or tornados. Homeowners insurance does not usually cover floods. Before a natural disaster it is important to know what is covered and not covered as part of your homeowners insurance policy.

Housing After A Disaster

A guide to the legal issues a person may encounter in housing after a natural disaster. This includes information for homeowners and renters.

How To Apply For FEMA Assistance

Please see this helpful step-by-step guide on applying for FEMA assistance. Use this search tool to see if your area has been declared a disaster area for individual assistance from FEMA. If your area is eligible for individual assistance, use this link to apply to FEMA for aid and check the status of an application. You can also call FEMA for information on the status of your claim. Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.

Insurance Claims After A Disaster

Information for home & flood insurance after a disaster; how to file an insurance claim; working with insurance adjusters; and consumer complaints.

Mortgage Help For Homeowners Affected By Disasters

After a disaster, it is important to get in touch with your bank or mortgage servicer to get relief. Learn what you need to know about getting mortgage help for homeowners who are affected by a disaster event.

Preparing A Personal Property And Home Inventory

A personal home property inventory details everything that you own and the cost to replace these items if they are stolen or destroyed by a disaster.

Preparing For A Disaster

It is important to plan ahead for disasters. The more you prepare ahead for a disaster, the faster and easier it may be to recover. If you are experiencing the effects of a disaster, you may face different legal problems. This includes information for how to prepare in advance for a disaster and for disaster survivors. A disaster event requires immediate attention and quick remedial action. A disaster involves injury, loss of life, damage to property, or catastrophic interference with normal activities. This information includes how to prepare to deal with sudden, unexpected, or impending situations where a disaster may occur.

Renters Affected By Disasters

This provides information about renters who live in a home that is affected by a natural disaster event.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans

Information on disaster loans provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration and how to apply.

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