Need assistance? Here is a list of financial aid, blue roofs, shelters, more


FEMA and other assistance agencies are providing aid to people impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Below is a list of Disaster Aid information.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Possible assistance coverage: Air conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, roof leaks, subfloors, broken windows, temporary lodging, electrical, plumbing, and gas systems.

Required information: Current phone number, address, Social Security number; list of damages/losses, insurance policy number/agent/company.

How to apply: Visit or call 1-800-621-3362 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days per week.

Or Apply for assistance and check the status of your case online.

Once you have applied for FEMA assistance, your case will be reviewed. FEMA agents will not be able to provide information about your damage assessment. A FEMA Inspector will call you to set a time and date to assess your damage. Please continue to monitor the status of your case online.

FEMA Helpline agents are available from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week:

1-800-621-3362 (711 or VRS available)

TTY 1-800-462-7585

If you use a relay service (a videophone, InnoCaption, CapTel, etc.), please provide your number assigned to that service. FEMA must be able to contact you. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA come from an unidentified number.

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Small Business Administration

The SBA offers low-interest loans and working capital to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters that have experienced damages or economic injury following declared disasters.

Amounts: Up to $2 million for businesses/$200,000 for homeowners.

Terms: As low as 2.855% for businesses; 2% for non-profits, 1.563% for homeowners/renters up to 30 years.

How to apply: Visit

Operation Blue Roof

If the roof of your home was damaged during Hurricane Ida, Operation Blue Roof can provide "fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs," their website explains.

Eligible Parishes: Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John, St. Tammany, St. James, Tangipahoa, and Terrebonne parishes.

1-888-ROOF-BLU (1-888-766-3258)

Criteria: Homes or permanent rental property with less than 50% structural damage.

Excluded: Roofs that are flat or made of metal or clay, slate or asbestos tile.


If you are in need of a place to stay because your home is damaged or you are without power, call 211 to reach the state's shelter hotline.

Or contact the Red Cross for shelter information by going to or call  1-800-733-2767

Mental health

If you're feeling overwhelmed and need to talk to a counselor, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline by calling or texting 1-800-985-5990.