Louisiana flood-related information and resources
Aug. 29, 2016 New program: Shelter at Home for some flood victims
The Shelter at Home Program will enable eligible individuals or families whose homes were damaged in the August flooding to take shelter in their own homes while they rebuild, instead of having to stay in a hotel, rental or mass shelter. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office launched the program Aug. 29, 2016. Eligibility, a description of what the program includes and how to apply are available by calling 1-800-927-0216, or visit http://gov.louisiana.gov/page/shelter-at-home-program.
Aug. 26, 2016 Louisiana Department of the Treasury: Flood victims may be entitled to refund of state sales tax
"Louisiana residents whose property was destroyed by a natural disaster in a parish that has been declared by the President of the United States to be eligible for federal assistance may be entitled to a refund of the state sales tax paid on the destroyed property if the loss was not fully reimbursed by insurance or otherwise as authorized by Revised Statute 47:315.1." More information is available at www.latreasury.com; click on "Sales Tax Disaster Relief."
Trial Lawyers Care — LAJ and AAJ: How to help Louisiana students
Louisiana Association for Justice has an active role with the American Association for Justice's (AAJ) Trial Lawyers Care relief effort in getting school supplies to Louisiana students where needed in flood-damaged parishes. For information and shopping lists, go to www.triallawyerscare.org. Herman Herman & Katz, 820 O'Keefe Avenue, New Orleans, is collecting the supplies.
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