Rebuilding Acadiana...One Home at a Time.
Damage from the flood thrust hundreds of families to the brink of financial crisis. United Way of Acadiana activated its Materials Assistance Program (U-MAP) to help financially fraught families maintain financial stability by providing resources needed to repair flood-damaged homes, preserving these family homes as assets.
U-MAP is available to homeowners in Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes. The program accepts one application per household for up to $5,000 in materials and/or specialized labor. U-MAP works with Acadiana VOAD and the Acadiana Long-term Recovery Committee to identify homeowners who meet the guidelines shown below. Homeowners affected by the flood can also apply for U-MAP through 232-HELP.
United Way of Acadiana is an active member of the Acadiana Long-Term Recovery Coalition, which is a collaborative effort of local organizations to assist in the rebuilding efforts in Acadiana. As part of the coalition, United Way of Acadiana’s U-MAP works in partnership with the following rebuilding organizations by providing them with the materials and specialized labor to handle complex electrical and plumbing repairs, as well as replace insulation, install new sheetrock, frame windows, replace doors, etc.
Lafayette Habitat for Humanity
Rebuilding Together Acadiana
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Love Acadiana (Our Savior’s Church)
Catholic Services of Acadiana
Mennonite Disaster Services
The goal of United Way of Acadiana’s U-MAP is to assist up to 800 high-needs households with the repair of their flood-damaged homes. Approximately 295 homes have already been helped as part of U-MAP as of December 2017. Due to the large number of homes impacted and the extent of the flood damage, the rebuilding effort is ongoing.