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OCD-DRU

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

  • $437.8 million for recovery from the Great Floods of 2016.