More than $45M approved for St. John Parish households as FEMA application deadline approaches

Published 11:06 am Friday, November 12, 2021

LAPLACE — As the November 29 deadline to apply for assistance quickly approaches, spokesperson Gerard Hammink shared that FEMA has approved more than 546,000 applications from households in 25 parishes impacted by Hurricane Ida.

FEMA has approved individual assistance grants totaling more than $976 million for households statewide.

There have been 14,458 applications approved from St. John the Baptist Parish. More than $45 million has been approved for St. John Parish households, along with more than $13.9 million in repair assistance, more than $12.6 million in temporary rental assistance and more than $17.4 million in assistance for other needs.

According to Hammink, individuals from 4,627 households are checked into hotel rooms paid for directly by FEMA, and 552 of those households are from St. John Parish. Households receiving rental assistance may be using that money to stay in a hotel, or for other temporary housing.

As a reminder, several Disaster Recovery Centers remain open in the area (see list below). Applicants can visit any Disaster Recovery Center and they can find a full list at this website DRC Locator (fema.gov)

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers at the Edgard Library parking lot (2979 LA-18 in Edgard) and Convent Community Center (5775 Highway 44 in Convent) will close permanently at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 13.

St. Charles  

Edward Dufresne Community Center Parking Lot

 

274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling

 

Sunday – Saturday
9am – 6pm

 

St. James

 

Convent Community Center

 

5775 Hwy 44

Convent

 

Monday – Saturday
9am – 6pm

 

St. John the Baptist

 

Garyville Library Parking Lot

 

111 Historic Front Street

Garyville

 

Monday – Saturday
9am – 5pm

 

St. John the Baptist

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Library Parking Lot

 

2979 LA-18

Edgard

 

Monday – Saturday
9am – 5pm

 

Lafourche

 

LPG Government Complex

 

4876 LA-1

Raceland

 

Sunday – Saturday
9am – 6pm

 

Lafourche

 

Geaux Pass Service Center

 

1821 S Alex Plaisance Blvd

(Hwy 3235), Golden Meadow

 

Sunday – Saturday
8am – 5pm

 

Terrebonne

 

Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center

 

346 Civic Center Blvd

Houma

 

Sunday – Saturday

9am – 6pm