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FEMA releases Louisiana recovery numbers

FEMA releases Louisiana recovery numbers

About $4.7 billion in federal disaster assistance has flowed to Louisiana after the August flood.

  • The National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $2.3 billion in claims
  • SBA loans have been approved for more than $1.2 billion to help businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.
  • FEMA has obligated $756 million to individuals and households and $294 million to public assistance.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved $133 million in food benefits to flood survivors.

Individuals and Housing Program (IHP)

  • $755 million has been approved for individual and housing assistance.
  • Other Needs Assistance (ONA)
  • 42,227 households have been approved for $161 million in other needs assistance.

Rental Assistance

  • $134 million cumulative total for approved rental assistance.
  • 66,805 households are eligible.

Home Repair Assistance

  • 34,757 households are eligible for $456 million.

Public Assistance (PA)

  • 301 project worksheets have been obligated for $294 million.
  • $60 million of that amount pays for temporary facilities for schools and to clean and remove flood debris.

Transitional Sheltering Assistance

  • 4,332 cumulative survivors have been checked in for TSA.
  • 968 households are checked into 175 hotels in three states.

Department of Agriculture

  • USDA approved $133 million in food benefits to flood survivors.

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

  • More than $2.3 billion in claims has been paid.
  • More than 28,000 claims have been closed.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • 17,223 SBA loans have been approved for more than $1.2 billion to help businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.

Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs)

  • 4,060 households licensed-into 4,192 manufactured housing units.

Total projection for MHU installation is 4,502.

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