The goals of the Baton Rouge ReBuilds Program are to:

  • Eliminate blight and stabilize neighborhoods impacted by the Great Floods of 2016
  • Repair damaged rental housing stock that will be made available at affordable rental rates for low income households
  • Increase the available rental stock in flood-damaged East Baton Rouge

Who is Eligible Under the Program? 

Applicant Requirements:

  • Owner of a rental property at the time of the flood (August 11, 2016)
  • Persons or entities on the federal debarred list or organizations representing such persons or entities are ineligible for participation in the program.
  • Persons not in compliance with any EBR-OCD, LHC, or OCD-DRU housing program are ineligible for participation in the program
  • Priority will be given to applicants of low to moderate income (under 120% AMI)
  • Here are the household limits for EBR in reagrds to 120% AMI

Property Requirements:

 

  • Located within the corporate limits of Baton Rouge or East Baton Rouge Parish with the exception of the incorporated areas of Zachary, Baker, and Central.
  • Property must be a site-built, modular, or manufactured housing unit.
  • Application must contain seven or fewer units.
  • Property must have been damaged by the flood event and must require rehabilitation or reconstruction.
  • All units within the property must be vacant at the time of application.
  • Property must not be in foreclosure.
  • Properties either inside or outside of a Special Flood Hazard Area are eligible for assistance.

Program Guidelines 

 

Click Here for the Program Guidelines

 

Application 

 

Click Here for the Application

 

Allowable Rents

 

Utlilty Allowances

 

Required Documents to be Submitted with the Application

 

reconstruction and New Construction 

 

1. Site plan created by architect or engineer

2. floor plan created by architect or engineer

3. Front, side, and rear elevations created by architect or engineer

4. preliminary checklist indicating "green Building" compliance with appropriate standard, if applicable

5. Evidence that project meets zoning requirements

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6. Construction proposal from louisiana licensed contractor (if project has not started)

7. construction contract from louisiana licensed contractor (if project has started)

8. duplication of benefits certification 

9. certification of understanding concerning stop work 

 

 Rehabilitation

 

1. Site Plan (may be hand drawn)

2. Floor Plan (may be Hand drawn)

3. photos of front, rear, and sides of exterior

4. photos of each room

5. complete scope of work to include modest appliances

6. Preliminary Checklist Indicating "Green Building" Compliance With Appropriate Standard, If Applicable

7. Evidence That Project Meets Zoning Requirements

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8. Construction Proposal From Louisiana Licensed Contractor (If Project Has Not Started)

9. Construction Contract From Louisiana Licensed Contractor (If Project Has Started)

10. Duplication Of Benefits Certification 

11. Certification Of Understanding Concerning Stop Work 

12.tenant certification

13.vacany certification 

 

If you are unable to complete the application online, you may call 225-763-8700. A Program staff member will assist you in filling out the application.

 

Applicants can mail their completed application to:

 

Louisiana Housing Corporation

Attn: Sustainable Housing Department

2415 Quail Drive

 Baton Rouge, LA 70808

 

The completed application can also be dropped off to the below address, or emailed to disasterrecovery@lhc.la.gov

 

Baton Rouge Community Development

222 St Louis St, 7th Floor

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

 

Applications must be received and accepted as complete by the Baton Rouge ReBuilds Rental Program no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2017. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted.

 

Do you have any questions about the program? Please email disasterrecovery@lhc.la.gov

 

Timeline:

 

Date

Event

5/31/2017

Application Guidelines published; Application Period opens

8/30/2017

Application Period closes

7/15/2017

Commitment Letters issued continuously after this date on a first-come bases