BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has approved a six month extension of its Direct Housing program for eligible Hurricane Ida survivors, following an extension request from the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
- Before the extension, the program had been set to end on Feb. 28, 2023, 18 months following the major disaster declaration (the 18-month period is determined by federal law).
- On Sept. 16, 2022, GOHSEP requested a six-month extension, from Feb. 28, 2023 to Aug. 29, 2023.
- On Oct. 20, 2022, FEMA approved a six-month extension, authorizing the Direct Housing program through Aug. 29, 2023 in the following parishes: Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne.
FEMA is committed to providing temporary housing to eligible Hurricane Ida survivors as they continue the long-term work of recovery. Since Ida made landfall, FEMA has housed more than 3,800 families in mobile homes, travel trailers and other ready-to-occupy housing.
3,812 households have lived in FEMA-provided units.
557 households have moved out.
3,255 households are living in FEMA units.
Media questions can be directed to the FEMA Louisiana News Desk:
- (225) 389-2408