If someone's house has burned down, what government (either national (federal?) government or local government (eg. town council, governor, etc.)) can they get? The person lives in Sarepta, Louisiana, U.S.A. and their landlady has offered them somewhere else to live (though for future reference, would they have been able to get help to get a new place to live from the government?) but they need to be able to get furniture etc. (I think)
Also, are there any free (or cheap, but preferably free) helplines that you know of that can provide emotional support?
Thanks for reading.