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The Disaster Recovery Unit within the Division of Administration's Office of Community Development is dedicated to helping Louisiana's citizens recover from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and Isaac.

As the state's central point for hurricane recovery, OCD-DRU manages the most extensive rebuilding effort in American history, working closely with local, state and federal partners to ensure that Louisiana recovers safer, stronger and smarter than before.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has appropriated Community Development Block Grant funds to Louisiana for recovery from the 2005, 2008 and 2012 storms:

  • $13.4 billion for recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita;

  • $1.09 billion for recovery from hurricanes Gustav and Ike;

  • $66.4 million for recovery from Hurricane Isaac;

  • $2.6 million from HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition in 2016; and

  • $1.65 billion for recovery from the Great Floods of 2016.


2/17/2017State Receives Final Approval on Initial Flood Relief Appropriation
2/13/2017Office of Community Development Set to Meet with Flood-Impacted Families in Washington Parish
2/6/2017La. Office of Community Development Meets with BR-Area Residents on Flood
2/3/2017Task Force and OCD Hear Public Comments on $1.2 Billion Flood Appropriation Action Plan
2/1/2017La. Office of Community Development to Tour Additional Flood-Affected Areas For Public Input
1/31/2017Restore Louisiana Task Force Meets in Youngsville Feb. 3 for Public Comments
1/20/2017Task Force Approves $1.2 Billion Spending Plan
1/17/2017Task Force Set to Consider Proposal For $1.2 Billion Flood Appropriation

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