Small Rental Property Program Overview
Prior to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many low to moderate income working families
in Louisiana lived in single-family homes, duplexes, and small multi-family buildings
that were owned and operated by small-scale rental property owners. Many of these
small rental properties were destroyed or severely damaged by the storms.
Before and After
The Small Rental Property program seeks to rebuild one- to four-unit rental properties
to address the housing needs of low to moderate income people in the most heavily
The Rental Program provides financial incentives in the form of forgivable loans
to property owners to help restore their damaged units and offer them at affordable
Since 2007, the Rental Program has paid more than $400 million to assist in the
rebuilding of over 8,500 rental units.
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Fair Housing / Equal Opportunity
The Small Rental Property program is a federally funded program that requires owners
who are awarded funds to comply with federal fair housing laws and non-discriminatory
practices. These laws prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, disability, family status, and/or national origin. These laws also
protect people from harassment in housing and protect those who help others exercise
their freedom to choose the neighborhood where they live.
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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 who 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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