The Road Home Program Overview
Since August of 2005, Louisiana has faced an unprecedented challenge in rebuilding
the damage left by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Thousands of residents, businesses,
local governments and others have benefitted from the many programs and partnerships
that have been made available through the State of Louisiana, the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Road Home program has helped many residents of Louisiana affected by Hurricane
Katrina or Hurricane Rita get back into their homes.
The effort to rebuild safer, stronger, and smarter has been successful in many ways.
Increased flood protection, improvements to municipal drainage and pumping capacity,
the adoption of updated building codes, and the use of smart planning have all contributed
to a safer Louisiana.
Through the Road Home - Homeowner Assistance Program, over 130,000 residents across
the Louisiana coastal region have received more than $8.9 billion to rebuild and
protect their homes and rental properties from future storm damage.
That’s over 99% of eligible applicants. This website is a comprehensive portal for
all Road Home programs which includes up-to-date statistics, helpful links, and
In addition to assistance for residential homeowners, the Road Home - Small Rental
Property Program has provided over $400 million for the restoration of nearly 8,500
While there is still much work to be done to rebuild in Louisiana, the Road Home
program is now concentrating on compliance and monitoring; a process in which homeowners
show that all requirements of the federal grant process have been met.
Together we are building a safer, stronger, smarter Louisiana.
The Office of Community - Development Disaster Recovery Unit does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability,
and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and
services, to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate
in all services, programs and activities. Towards this end, we continually strive
to make our web platform friendly to screen readers and other accessibility-related
software, and provide accessible documents where possible. Any person requiring
assistance, or would like a copy of a specific document, should contact the Special
Needs Coordinator at (225) 276-2738. TTY callers please use the 711 relay* or dial
Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
Housing centers are accessible and reasonable accommodations will be provided as
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