Thanks for visiting our site. By browsing our pages you'll find
important information on programs and projects our community undertakes
to improve the quality of life for all.
Programs" pages contain information on an array of programs and
services offered through the Office of Community Development designed to
improve existing housing and develop new housing opportunities for
persons of low to moderate income in our community.
In our "Community Partners" pages you'll find a listing of organizations
in our community involved in affordable housing or community development
/ neighborhood improvement activities.
Our "Plans and Reports" section provide links to our five year
"Consolidated Plan", previous years "Action Plans", and other reports
prepared by the Office of Community Development.
The "Fair Housing" section provides useful information and links on the
Federal Fair Housing Act. From how to tell when unfair housing practices
have occurred to how to report violations.
OCD's "Homeless Assistance" pages contain everything from listings of local
emergency shelters to "Continuum of Care" program information.
We want to make our pages as useful and informative, as possible. Let us know how you feel about the information
provided on this site and your suggestions for future improvements.
Thanks again for stopping by and we hope to see you back again soon!
To provide decent
housing opportunities, improved living environments, and expanded
opportunities for person of low and moderate income.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am elderly and
my house needs to be repaired. Who do I contact?
Contact the Office of
Community Development at 389-3039 and ask to speak to the Housing
When it rains my roof leaks. Can the City-Parish
The Office of Community
Development has a roofing program for low and moderate income
households. To see if you qualify call 389-3039 and ask to speak to the
Housing Program Officer.
I own rental property and need to have it
repaired. Who can I talk to?
Call 389-3039 and ask
to speak to the Planner in charge of rental projects.
How can I get financial assistance to provide a
public service to low and moderate income persons?
The Office of Community
Development publishes several Request for Proposals during the year. To
be placed on the waiting list for proposals or to check on when the next
funding round is call 389-3039 and ask to speak to the Grants Management
I am homeless, where can I go for help?
There are several places
in Baton Rouge for you if you are homeless. There are shelters for
families living together, single individuals (men and women), battered
women, the mentally ill, persons with alcohol and substance abuse
problems. You may call Louisiana 2-1-1 to find the shelter that meets
I want to apply for funding to open a homeless
shelter or homeless facility. What type of funding is available?
Through the City of Baton
Rouge, Office of Community Development, there are two federal programs
that provide the opportunity for funding to assist with establishing a
homeless shelter. They are the Emergency Solutions Grants Program and
the Continuum of Care (Coc) Program. Call 389-3039 and ask for the
Homeless programs coordinator for a schedule of Request for Proposals.
Where can I get a copy of the City-Parish
Consolidated Plan is available in all public libraries as well as the
LSU and Southern university libraries and on the City-Parish web site
under the Depart of Community Development’s page. Also a copy may be
obtained (on CD-ROM) by calling 389-3039.