Some who don't own their flooded homes outright receive help transferring property titles

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Thousands of flood victims could be having trouble getting federal help to rebuild.

They don't own their homes outright because the properties were passed on by their parents or grandparents.

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation announced Wednesday there is a new service to help people transfer property titles to a new owner.

To qualify, you need live in East Baton Rouge, Livingston or Ascension parishes.

People can apply for assistance at or by calling 1-844-244-7871.

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