St. Tammany Parish will hold two meetings next week to help homeowners whose property flooded with assembling the paperwork needed to apply for elevation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The first meeting will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers, 21490 Koop Drive, in Mandeville.
The second meeting will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the fifth floor of the Towers Administration Building, 520 Old Spanish Trail, in Slidell.
The FEMA program is designed to reduce flood losses by elevating high-risk residential properties, the parish said in a news release.
Homeowners should bring the following documents to the meetings: a copy of the driver’s license or state-issued photo ID of the property’s owner and co-owner and a copy of their current flood insurance declaration.
While it is not required, the parish also recommends bringing an appraisal of the property to show its square footage and an elevation certificate.
The parish will provide the voluntary participation agreement and the notarized homeowners affidavit form, regarding assistance received in the past.
Homeowners who are unable to attend either meeting should send all of the documents, including the voluntary participation agreement and the notarized homeowners affidavit form, to: St. Tammany Parish, Department of Grants, Hazard Mitigation Office, P.O. Box 628, Covington, LA 70434, by April 15.
Questions can be directed to the Department of Grants at (985) 898-5095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A grants project manager will contact applicants regarding the next steps.
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