Baton Rouge ReBuilds is a rental repair and reconstruction program that is part of
ongoing efforts to recover from the floods of August 2016. The program,
funded with approximately $5.3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
is now accepting applications from landlords of rental homes.
The program will help landlords rehabilitate or rebuild apartments of
seven units or less. Single family and mobile home rentals are also eligible.
The program is structured to provide construction delivery and oversight. Participating landlords will be expected to lease to renters who earn 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) for at least a year,
charging no more than about $840 per month for a two-bedroom unit.
First priority will be given to landlords who earn less than 120% AMI,
although all non-profit and for-profit developers may also apply. Priority projects for developers will
include shovel-ready projects that provide housing for the greatest needs.
The application deadline is Friday, June 30. Commitment letters for successful applicants
will be issued beginning July 14.
For more information and to apply, go to www.lhc.la.gov/page/baton-rouge-rebuilds. Applications can also be submitted by phone at 225-763-8700. Paper applications can be picked up from the Office of Community Development in City Hall during normal business hours.
Debris Removal Information:
Debris removal questions? Call 888-721-4372
of Entry Debris Collection Form to allow debris collection on
Permitting and Inspection Information:
East Baton Rouge
Baker - 225-778-0850
Central - 225-262-5000
Zachary - 225-654-6873
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has a fund with an
link. This goes to support local agencies that are active in
helping the recovery effort.
The City of Baton Rouge has a fund that is accepting checks to
Finance Department, Attn: Linda Hunt, P.O. Box 1471, Baton Rouge, LA
70821 with the word “FLOOD” or “FLOOD 2016” written in the memo