Disaster Recovery Resource Fair

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Southern University Law Center, the State of Louisiana, the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge Mayor-President’s Office, and others are hosting a Disaster Recovery Resource Fair for homeowners and renters who were impacted by the flood.

The fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southern University Law Center, 2 Roosevelt Steptoe Drive in the A.A. Lenoir Hall, on Southern University’s campus. It will feature one-stop shopping for information and resources from a variety of federal, state, local and not-for-profit agencies to help residents in the recovery efforts. Participants will find information on the Shelter at Home program, flood insurance, foreclosure prevention, title issues and successions, disaster tax relief, loans, unemployment, housing counseling, legal services, and more.

The event is free and open to the public. American Sign Language interpreters as well as Spanish and Vietnamese language translators will also be available. Similar events are being planned in Ascension and Livingston parishes in the near future.

Mayor Holden would like to remind the citizens of Baton Rouge to verify that they are working with a licensed contractor in their construction or reconstruction efforts, and specifically to get a written plan of the contractor’s plan of work, including the materials and equipment they will use and how the debris will be removed.

The library continues to update the Disaster Recovery guide with information about Baton Rouge’s flood recovery resources.

For more information about the Disaster Recovery Resource Fair, call (225) 389-5350.

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