100,000 Homeowners in La. Register for The Road Home

August 14, 2006

Louisiana’s The Road Home program achieved a critical milestone in the program’s initial phase with the registration of more than 100,000 homeowners, the governor’s office reported.

This figure well surpasses The Road Home’s earlier estimates of registrants in Phase One. The program will continue its efforts to reach out to homeowners and guide them through the next steps of the application to help them get back to their homes.

“I am delighted with this response. It reflects the yearning of our citizens to access the assistance they need to return to their homes and communities. Let me again take this opportunity to remind the thousands of additional citizens who have not registered that now is the time to pursue The Road Home by getting in touch with us,” said Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.

Starting this month, homeowners will be directed to apply to The Road Home program by going to www.road2LA.org or by calling 1-888-ROAD-2-LA (1-888-762-3252).

Homeowners who pre-registered for The Road Home will receive application materials in the mail and must submit an application online or by mail as part of the qualification process. Homeowners who did not pre-register may apply directly online or by calling 1-888-ROAD2LA to request an application. Once an application has been submitted and reviewed, qualified homeowners will receive instructions by mail on how to schedule an appointment at one of the Housing Assistance Centers in the state.

By the week of Aug. 21, ten Housing Assistance Centers will begin opening throughout the state. Housing Assistance Centers provide trained counselors to help qualified homeowners receive financial assistance and help get them back to their homes as quickly and fairly as possible. Homeowners will be asked to supply records about ownership, flood and homeowners’ insurance, mortgage balances, repair and rebuild estimates. This information and any other personal information will be protected. The Road Home would like to remind homeowners that they do not need to pay to apply to the program and representatives will never ask for their credit card information.

Through The Road Home, eligible homeowners affected by Hurricane Rita or Katrina may receive up to $150,000 for uncompensated damages to get back into their homes.

Source: Louisiana Governor’s Office

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