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Public Housing Redevelopment in New Orleans: Festive paper lanterns decorate Columbia Parc at the Bayou District, the former St. Bernard housing project redeveloped by the Housing Authority of New Orleans. This disaster recovery project was made possible with $27 million in CDBG funding from the Louisiana Office of Community Development, which was piggybacked onto more than $65 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

The Disaster Recovery Unit within the Division of Administration's Office of Community Development is dedicated to helping Louisiana's residents recover from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, Isaac and the Great Floods of 2016. As the state's central point for disaster recovery, OCD-DRU manages the most extensive rebuilding efforts in American history, working closely with local, state and federal partners to ensure that Louisiana's recovery is safer, stronger and smarter than before. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has appropriated Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funds to Louisiana for recovery from the 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016 storms:

  • $13.4 billion for recovery from hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005;
  • $1.09 billion for recovery from hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008;
  • $66.4 million for recovery from Hurricane Isaac in 2012;
  • $92.6 million from HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition in 2016;
  • $1.7 billion for recovery from the Great Floods of 2016; and
  • $1.2 billion for mitigation recovery from a Presidentially declared disaster since 2015 (Bipartisan Budget Act 2018).

In addition, please visit the following websites, which highlight three of the state's CDBG-DR recovery programs:

News

  
  
5/2/2018State Accepting Public Comments on Plan to Reallocate Disaster Recovery Funding, Create New Program for 2016 Floods
4/13/2018Gov. Edwards Updates Restore LA Task Force on Recovery Progress and $1.2 Billion in Federal Flood Protection Funding
4/6/2018Restore La. Task Force Meets April 13
3/20/2018State of LA Selects Site for Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement
2/23/2018Application Deadline Rapidly Approaching for Restore La. Small Business Programs
2/21/2018State Accepting Public Comments on Plan to Reallocate Disaster Recovery Funding for Hurricane Isaac
1/31/2018State Accepting Public Comments on APA 7
1/25/2018Application Deadline Set For Restore La. Small Business Program

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