************Outreach Announcements***************

 

The first workshop for application support will be held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd, on Wednesday July 5, 2017 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. A subsequent workshop will be held at Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Hwy, on July 7, 2017 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

Applicants attending the outreach should bring all required documents listed below.

 

Baton Rouge ReBuilds Developer Rental Program

The goals of the Baton Rouge ReBuilds Developer Rental Program (“Program”) are:

  • 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; and
  • Increase the available rental stock in flood-damaged East Baton Rouge

 

The   program is designed to provide forgivable loans for construction of new rental units and repair or reconstruction of flood-damaged rental units affected by the Great Floods of 2016 for occupancy by low-to-moderate income tenants. Under the program, the Louisiana Housing Corporation (“LHC”) will accept an application from an eligible developer who will repair, reconstruct, or newly construct residential rental housing units in a project that will not exceed seven (7) residential housing units. Properties may be scattered site, within a single building, or combination of these. Eligible property owners must secure all funds necessary which are required in excess of the assistance provided by the program.

The program will provide benefit in the form of affordable rents to tenant households meeting the low-and moderate-income (LMI) National Objective requirements in accordance with HUD LMI standards. 

 

Eligible Applicant

An Eligible Applicant may be one of the following entities:

  • Community Housing Development Organization (“CHDO”)
  • 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) Not-For-Profit Organization (“NPO”)
  • Local Public Housing Authority (“PHA”)
  • A local development agency (“LDA”) that is not a parish or municipality
  • A private for-profit property owner (“Residential Rental Property Owner”) 

 

Click Here for Program Guildelines

 

Click Here for the Applicaiton

 

Allowable Rents

 

Utilities Allowance 

 

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

Lookup your zoning at this link

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

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 

14.Evidence that the housing unit is either not in a Special Flood Hazard Area or is at an elevation one foot (1’) above the DFIRM elevation requirement, if the property was substantially damaged (as determined by local code enforcement officials)  

Timeline 

Date

Event

05/31/2017

Application Guidelines published

08/16/2017

Application Intake Deadline

07/15/2017

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