Purpose

The purpose of the Rapid Rehousing Program is to provide assistance to households affected by the March and August 2016 floods to obtain housing quickly.

 

Eligibility

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), renters living in distressed homes or doubled with family and friends since the March and August 2016 floods.

 

Assistance Provided

  • Rental Assistance – participants pay a portion of their monthly adjusted income towards rent and utilities
  • 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.

Program Timeline

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

 

Contact and Application Information

Flood survivors in need of assistance from the Rapid Rehousing program should contact the Rapid Rehousing Toll-Free Line:

Phone: 1-888-855-9277 or via email at lhaflood@gmail.com.