How to Apply

  • To schedule an appointment call 833.632.2976 or email isledejeancharles@la.gov
    • Current island residents may schedule an appointment for program representatives to visit their on-island property or visit a program office
    • Past island residents may schedule an appointment at a program office
  • Walk-in applicants are welcome
  • Review the Application Document Checklist to gather any required documentation
  • If you would like to review the application prior to scheduling an appointment, it is available for download here

Office Locations and Hours

MONDAY–THURSDAY
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Catholic Charities Building
1220 Aycock St.
Houma, LA 70360

Expressing interest in and/or completing an application for the IDJC Resettlement Program does NOT commit or bind an individual to participation in the program.

RESETTLEMENT OPTIONS: Eligibility Criteria and Benefits

A NEW HOME
IN THE NEW ISLE
Application Closed Jan. 31, 2020
AVAILABLE BENEFIT

Eligible households will receive a new home built at the resettlement site.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Current permanent, primary residents on the island.

or

Past permanent, primary residents who lived on the island on Aug. 28, 2012 (Hurricane Isaac), have been displaced since that time and do not currently own an off-island home.

A
AN EXISTING HOME
IN LOUISIANA
Application Closed Jan. 31, 2020
AVAILABLE BENEFIT

Eligible households will receive funding toward an existing home within Louisiana that meets program standards, is located outside the currently recognized 100-year floodplain and is separate from the resettlement site.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Current permanent, primary residents on the island.

or

Past permanent, primary residents who lived on the island on Aug. 28, 2012 (Hurricane Isaac), have been displaced since that time and do not currently own an off-island home.

D
An Improved Lot
in The New Isle
Application Deadline June 30, 2021
AVAILABLE BENEFIT

Eligible households will receive an improved lot within the resettlement site that is ready for construction. The program will support residents in identifying potential financing options—as needed—to build a home on the resettlement site.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Past permanent, primary residents who:

  • Were displaced from the island before Aug. 28, 2012 (Hurricane Isaac), and lived in a program eligible parish at the time of the storm.
  • Were displaced on or after Aug. 28, 2012, and currently owns an off-island home.
  • Lived in a program eligible parish on Aug. 28, 2012, and lived on the island after that time.

In addition, Option B participants:

  • Must demonstrate financial ability to build a new home at the resettlement site. The program will support participants in identifying potential financing options.
  • Will be prioritized based on when they lived on the island.
B

If properties remain after earlier portions of the program conclude, those properties will be processed in a manner consistent with CDBG requirements while taking community needs into consideration.

"Current residents" refers to those who lived on/maintained permanent residency on the island on March 9, 2019, when the Resettlement launched.