After the 2005 hurricanes and subsequent disasters, some Louisiana residents were unable to receive federal and state aid for property damage. They owned their homes. They even paid property taxes. But legal documents didn’t list them as owners. So, they lacked “clear title.”

Their homes were passed down through generations by family agreement, but not through the legal system. They owned “heir property” and couldn’t receive Road Home government aid or finance repairs.

This document by Louisiana Appleseed will help you protect your property in the aftermath of a disaster, even if it is “heir property.”

For your convenience, the information is presented in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.