In Puerto Rico and Louisiana, storm victims struggle to prove they own their homes

Not having papers to prove ownership hadn't been much of a problem for them until the Road Home program demanded documentation.

Column (Louisiana)

Jarvis DeBerry
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
March 30, 2018

Tags: Disaster Recovery, Housing: Title

Organizations mentioned/involved: Louisiana Appleseed


In Louisiana, a group of attorneys, many of them working pro bono, mobilized to help Louisianians establish clear title to their storm-damaged property. Louisiana Appleseed, part of a larger legal advocacy network throughout the United States, has been encouraging the Louisiana Legislature to make it easier for residents to get the documents they need to show ownership and encouraging residents to get their papers in order.