Rapid Rehousing

Program Description

The Rapid Rehousing Program provides assistance to households affected by the March and August 2016 floods to obtain housing quickly.

Program Details

The Rapid Rehousing program for flood survivors began in August 2016 while the state simultaneously closed the Celtic Shelter and has assisted 52 households. The program started with the use of Emergency Solution Grant funding from the Louisiana Housing Corporation and will expand with $16 million of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds.

Eligible households are those:

  • Displaced by the March and August 2016 floods.
  • Earning less than 80% Area Median Income (AMI).

Priority will be given to those who are currently residing in Red Cross Shelters, FEMA Temporary Shelter Assistance placements (TSA), and renters living in distressed homes or doubled with family and friends since the March and August 2016 floods.

The types of assistance provided are as follows:

  1. Rental Assistance – participants pay a portion of their monthly adjusted income towards rent and utilities.
  2. Case Management – includes developing a budget plan that indicates how the family will meet their monthly rental obligation for each of the 12 months on the program, assistance with education and employment, financial planning and permanent housing.

Are you a flood survivor in need of assistance or do you have questions about the program? Please email or call 1-888-855-9277.

Download the Rapid Rehousing Application Form Here.