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Homes for Katrina Victims - Basic Process

   

Steps for Those Offering Help

Steps for Those in Need

  • The person offering home enters their offer in system
  • The person(s) in need (evacuee) contacts relief organization
  • The person offering home agrees to waiver and background check
  • Relief organization volunteer verifies need
  • The offering appears in list of offers used by local relief organizations to search for housing for evacuees
  • The volunteer enters evacuee information into search engine
 
  • The volunteer receives list of available offerings matching need
 
  • The volunteer and evacuee select suitable offering
 
  • Background agency completes check and verifies evacuee**
  • The person offering receives call and provides information needed for background checks
  • The person offering receives call and gets details on person in need
  • Once evacuee is verified**, the volunteer can gets contact details from system

            The volunteer contacts person offering home and gets details for background check

  • Background agency completes check and verifies person offering
  • Once verified the volunteer contacts person offering gives details on evacuee and ensures a good match is made with both parties
  • All parties agree to placement
  • All parties agree to placement
 
  • Volunteer marks offering and need as filled on system, match information is stored for monitoring
  • The network of trust group in area contacted for assistance
  • Volunteer contacts network of trust group in area and assists in arranging transportation. Makes sure that evacuee is in contact local Red Cross, United Way or Salvation Army upon arrival.
  • The network of trust group assists with and monitors placement if agreed to by both parties
  • ensure that placement is tracked in appropriate system and the privacy of the evacuee is protected

*check is for references and for criminal/sexual offender

**check is for criminal/sexual offender records, fema case number, zipcode in affected areas