Tangipahoa Parish receives additional FEMA grant to fund property elevations, acquisitions

Tangipahoa Parish receives additional FEMA grant to fund property elevations, acquisitions

Information provided by the Tangipahoa Parish Government

AMITE, LA - Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced today that the parish has received an additional FEMA grant to fund eight more property elevations or acquisitions.

Miller said this will bring the total of FEMA-funded property elevations or acquisitions to almost 40 Tangipahoa Parish homes since the 2016 floods.

The parish president said most of the properties that were elevated flooded at least twice during the past natural disasters. In most cases, the selected properties are funded by FEMA at either 75 percent of the cost of the construction elevation or 75 percent of the market value to purchase the property if it has experienced multiple flood events.

During the past three years, the Parish has been able to bring approximately $5,780,386.55 in federal FEMA funding for qualified applicants through this program. The Parish continues to apply for these funds on an annual basis for groups of applicant homeowners who meet the minimum criteria for FEMA flooding. After funding approval, the Parish administers the program to completion of each unit, whether it be elevation or acquisition.