BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA has approved a six month extension of its Direct Housing program for eligible Hurricane Ida survivors, following an extension request from the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
Before the extension, the program had been set to end on Feb. 28, 2023, 18 months following the major disaster declaration (the 18-month period is determined by federal law).
On Sept. 16, 2022, GOHSEP requested a six-month extension, from Feb. 28, 2023 to Aug. 29, 2023.
On Oct. 20, 2022, FEMA approved a six-month extension, authorizing the Direct Housing program through Aug. 29, 2023 in the following parishes: Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne.
FEMA is committed to providing temporary housing to eligible Hurricane Ida survivors as they continue the long-term work of recovery. Since Ida made landfall, FEMA has housed more than 3,800 families in mobile homes, travel trailers and other ready-to-occupy housing.