We understand that quite a few of our members have been affected by the recent floods here in the Baton Rouge area. Any members who have been affected by the flooding are asked to email info@greaterbeulahbc.com to let us know if you have not already. 

Apply for DSNAP at http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/

DSNAP distribution begins Monday, August 29. Centers will be open from 8:00am - 6:00pm. These are the locations for East Baton Rouge Parish:

Council on Aging Capital City Event Center
6955 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge

F. G. Clark Activity Center
798 Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge

Gloryland Baptist Church
6745 Greenwell Springs Road
Baton Rouge

Louisiana Leadership Institute
5763 Hooper Road
Baton Rouge

Monday, August 29: A-D
Tuesday, August 30: E-K
Wednesday, August 31: L-R
Thursday, September 1: S-Z
Friday, September 2: A-K applicants unable to make prior scheduled day
Saturday, September 3: L-Z applicants unable to make prior scheduled day

Residents are encouraged to preregister for DSNAP online at www.dcfs.la.gov/preregister or by phone at 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578) before visiting a DSNAP location.

Authorized Representatives must bring a picture ID and the picture ID of the applicant/head of household they represent.

They will also need a signed statement from the applicant/head of household or an adult household member authorizing them as a representative who can apply on their household's behalf.

How to separate your debris so that it can get picked up:

Attention Property Owners:
If you own property in East Baton Rouge Parish and your residential or commercial building was damaged in the recent flood, it is important that you contact the East Baton Rouge Parish Assessor's office as soon as possible. Their office is in the process of making adjustments to our current reassessment values and your assistance is very important. 
Call Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm 
Brian Wilson, Assessor

The Shelter at Home Program
The Shelter at Home Program will enable eligible individuals or families whose homes were damaged in the August flooding to take shelter in their own homes while they rebuild, instead of having to stay in a hotel, rental or mass shelter. 
The program evaluates each applicant’s home and, if up to $15,000 of work in that home can create a safe, secure, habitable place for the family to live while they continue their permanent home rebuilding, then that applicant may be eligible for this program. Very basic initial work will include items such as mucking out the house, basic electrical restoration, installing a basic water heater, removing wet wall insulation, and providing up to $500 in basic cooking or refrigerating appliances. This work will be provided at no out-of-pocket cost to the eligible homeowner. This assistance is independent of and will not affect determination of any Individual Assistance grant from FEMA. These essential emergency cleanup and minor repairs will help families get a jumpstart on their full recovery and live in at least a portion of their home, while they continue to finish the big task of making permanent repairs to their home.
For additional information including information on which homes are eligible, go to: http://gov.louisiana.gov/page/shelter-at-home-program

To apply for assistance, call 
1-800-927-0216 or visit shelterathome.la.govto apply for this program.