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. Three examples of homes after the Road Home Program
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 information.

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 rental units.

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 1.800.846.5277.
Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
Housing centers are accessible and reasonable accommodations will be provided as requested.
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