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Rumor: FEMA is paying for hotels if you call 800-621-3362

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There is a rumor being shared on social media and text messages saying FEMA is paying for hotels for people who evacuated due to the recent storm. FEMA is providing help for eligible individuals and families in designated areas of Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida, but they must first apply for assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. You are not able to request hotel room assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362.

Homeowners and renters whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ida and who live in a designated parish may be eligible for FEMA assistance, including reimbursement of hotel expenses for uninsured applicants whose homes were uninhabitable during the incident period. Keep copies of your receipts to file with your application. Learn more about what to expect after applying for assistance.

Last updated September 10, 2021