Notice to Vacate

DATE:            November 15, 2021



Due to catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021, you will no longer be able to occupy your unit.  The Housing Authority is unable to confirm restoration of basic services, including electricity and water allowing for continued occupancy of the premises.  Additionally, the damage caused by Hurricane Ida has rendered the property unfit and not suitable for occupancy.

Paragraph 8 of the Houma Terrebonne Housing Authority Dwelling Lease provides for Destruction of Premises.  The HTHA has offered to you a housing choice voucher to assist in relocation.  The Houma Terrebonne Housing Authority does not have any other suitable sites or units to temporarily house you due to damage caused by Hurricane Ida to the region.

The Houma Terrebonne Housing Authority is exercising its right to terminate this lease agreement and providing you thirty (30) days’ notice to vacate the premise pursuant to section 16(A).

The Houma Terrebonne Housing Authority will commence with any and all necessary legal remedies to regain the possession of the premises on December 15, 2021.



Houma Terrebonne Housing Authority



Tuesday, November 9, 2021


Hurricane Ida survivors who have applied with FEMA for disaster assistance may be considered for FEMA’s direct temporary housing.

There is no need to apply more than once, and no additional application is required to be considered for housing. Once a survivor has applied, FEMA will call eligible applicants whose homes were destroyed or are unlivable to discuss housing needs and to determine the next steps. Survivors who have not applied for disaster assistance previously can do so online, by phone or at a Disaster Recovery Center.

▪ Visit or use the FEMA Mobile App
▪ Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585)
▪ Find a DRC closest you at

Please download DR-4611-LA FS 035 Hurricane Ida document for complete information.

Sunday, September 5, 2021


We thank God that you are able to read this communication. The catastrophic impact of Hurricane Ida has caused damage to most, if not all, of our Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority properties. HTHA residents, we know that you, like every person/home/business in Terrebonne Parish, are facing difficult times in the aftermath of this historic storm. We are sharing the following information to aid you as you navigate your way through the process of temporary shelter, assessing personal property damage, and/or seeking various forms of assistance. Remember, DOCUMENTATION IS ESSENTIAL.

If you were impacted by Hurricane Ida, and have not done so already, Hurricane Ida, please register at the official FEMA website To apply for assistance: Online at , Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-200-462-7585, or Download the FEMA App from the Apple or Google Play stores.

IF YOUR UNIT IS UNINHABITABLE: Take pictures of all your personal property and the damages within your unit. Include pictures of the exterior of your unit, which includes your unit number. This will be helpful is you are eligible to file a claim with FEMA. You can then take away all of your belongings. Be sure to leave all of your contact information on the kitchen counter. Be sure to lock your doors and close your windows prior to vacating the unit.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO STAY IN YOUR UNIT RIGHT NOW: Please know there is very little we can do for you at this time. Without power, running water, and sewer services – you will not have sanitary conditions, which could lead to health and safety issues.

If you are currently staying at either Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority site, please text your full name, residential site (Bayou Towers or Senator Circle), and Unit Number to one of these numbers: (985) 637-3043, (985) 381-1950, (985) 266-4982, or (985) 688-5340.

The Board of Commissioners and our entire staff cares about you and your family. If you can safely relocate somewhere else, we strongly urge you to do so. The road ahead will be tedious, but we have faith that we will be able to complete necessary repairs. We will come back stronger and better than ever. Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you.


Nikita Gilton, Executive Director
Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority


Symptoms can range from little to no symptoms to severe symptoms that can lead to illness or death.

Common Symptoms Include:Fever • Cough • Shortness of BreathLoss of Smell and/or Taste

Extreme Symptoms Include: Pain and Pressure in Chest • Difficulty Breathing Bluish Lips and Face • Confusion

Symptoms can appear in 2-14 days. If you have these symptoms self quarantine and contact your healthcare provider .


  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.


  • Stay home except to get medical care and avoid public areas.
  • Separate yourself from others in your home.
  • Call your doctor before visiting to inform them you believe you have COVID-19.
  • Wear a face mask and cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean “High Touch Areas” and personal items.
  • Monitor symptoms and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen.