The Hospitality Hub is a coordinated effort between Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette Travel, and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, One Acadiana, and Downtown Lafayette to provide resources for those affected by disasters needing to navigate Lafayette and the surrounding areas. Below you will find hotel availability, health and relief resources for those sheltering, as well as places to eat and things to do.
Below you will find hotel room availability in Lafayette Parish for people affected by flooding and for 1st responders looking for housing. The list below will be updated throughout the week as we have updates. See below for the hotel listing.
The Louisiana Department of Health Region 4 serves the Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermillion parishes. Their offices are located at 825 Kaliste Saloom Road, BW 3, Suite 100 and can be reached by calling (337) 262-5311. Please use the quick links below to access the health information you need.
211/232-HELP provides information, education and referral services to help those in crisis return to being healthy and productive members of the community and to empower and strengthen individuals and families by connecting those in need with community and social services that address their needs.
Federal Disaster Assistance helps you find local resources including shelters and disaster relief resources based on your immediate needs and provides a list of the closest FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), starting with the closest three.
Hurricane Delta Disaster Relief provides quick links for access to financial and housing assistance as well as volunteer and clean-up opportunities, and an FAQ page.
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief provides quick links for access to financial and housing assistance as well as volunteer and clean-up opportunities, and an FAQ page.
Damage Assessment Form is for Lafayette Parish residents whose home or business has experienced storm damage, including wind, and/or flooding as a result of Hurricane Delta. This information not only documents the impact of the storm on individuals, families and businesses, it also assists the parish in qualifying for future federal funding. The form may be filled out online at lafayetteohsep.org or over the phone at 337-291-5075.
Louisiana Disaster Preliminary Damage Self-Report Please fill out this survey to report damage to your home or business (structures only, no vehicles). Information collected here will help parish, state, and federal authorities understand how and where locations were impacted by this disaster event. This survey is to be used only for reporting damage or loss of personal property. Completion of this survey is not an application for or guarantee of assistance, nor does it initiate a claim to your insurance provider.
The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) and the Louisiana Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (LACVB) are partnering with the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation to raise funds to support hospitality industry workers affected by Hurricane Laura.
On behalf of our 800+ LTA members and 33 LACVB members, we are constantly striving to strengthen Louisiana’s travel industry – and that need for support is never more evident than in the wake of a crisis. Hospitality workers from hotels, restaurants, CVBs, attractions, etc. in Southwest Louisiana and beyond who have lost homes and belongings, need assistance.
We have seen first-hand the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s ability to quickly mobilize for emergency aid and provide crisis grants to those in need. Please join us in donating to this regional relief effort that will directly impact individuals from the travel industry. Our hope is for the travel industry to rally and help get this fund off the ground so that crisis grants can be awarded in the near future.
Register your hotel to house evacuees - Hotels interested in registering with the state to house evacuees will need to submit information to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Once received, DCFS will forward the information to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), who will contract with the hotel. DCFS then provides staff who also stays to assist the evacuees and provides three meals per day for the evacuees staying in each hotel. Hotels can submit the form attached to this email to Kim Glapion-Bertrand.
If your property is currently housing evacuees, encourage them to register with FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov, as this is the first step for all seeking federal assistance. If you are currently housing evacuees in need of hotel payment support, please contact Madeline@LouisianaTravelAssociation.org and LTA will help you connect them with DCFS.
State launches Hurricane Laura recovery website - To help streamline information related to Hurricane Laura, the Governor’s Office has launched hurricanelaura.la.gov to serve as an online hub for those impacted by the storm. Visitors to the site can find the latest disaster declarations, announcements from the Governor's Office and guidance from state agencies.
Additional disaster relief efforts: