The Front Yard Initiative is an incentive program that reimburses eligible homeowners $2.50 per square foot of paving removed- up to 500 square feet- for a max of $1,250.
NOLA Unleaded provides information and advocacy regarding lead poisoning in New Orleans.
This FAQ on the IRS website covers the Road Home grant as it applies to taxes.
This weekly feature from the Times Picayune answers your recovery questions, including timely Road Home information.
Demolish Your House
View a list of properties considered a nuisance and slated for demolition according to New Orleans’ Gutting Ordinance.
Deconstruction is done by contractors who take a home apart piece by piece to salvage reusable materials, recover items of historic value, and reclaim personal belongings if possible. For information call 225-236-2037.
If you have a standard flood insurance policy, your home was more than 50% damaged, and the house falls below base flood elevation requirements, you qualify for Increased Cost of Compliance coverage, which offers up to $30,000 toward raising a home.
This guide offers valuable information for homeowners in foreclosure or at risk of foreclosure.
This list includes agencies around the state of Louisiana that are approved by HUD to provide foreclosure avoidance counseling.
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s Homeowner Protection program seeks to protect homeownership by providing assistance in several areas including mortgage issues, foreclosure avoidance, Road Home assistance, insurance issues, contractor complaints, and homestead exemption and tax advising. Visit the website or call 504-596-2100 for more information.
The New Orleans Solar Map is a great tool for local residents to learn about solar and check out installations around the city, and comes at an important time when accurate information is harder to find.
Entergy also provides incentives to new home builders for homes that are built 15% greater than the 2006 IECC Energy Code currently in place in Orleans Parish.
For more information, visit the website or call 1-866-721-0249, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. less
The LSU Ag Center has compiled a list of cost-effective ways to reduce summer utility bills.
Download this directory to find out where you can recycle in the New Orleans area.
The Green Project, located in New Orleans, recycles building components, materials, and paints, along with occasional supplies, furniture, appliances, or garden items. Visit the Green Project for low-cost building materials, or donate your materials for re-use.
Click the link for St. Bernard permitting information or call (504) 278-4310.
21490 Koop Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471
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Slidell, LA 70458
1300 Perdido Street, Room 7E07
New Orleans, LA 70112
Rebuild Your House/Build a House
Through the Gentilly Homeowners Initiative, Liberty will provide assistance to homeowners in estimating cost of completion, identifying contractors, and financing options to rebuild their homes and their neighborhoods.All contractors who work on GHI financed properties will be Liberty qualified in terms of the quality of their work, professionalism, affordability of pricing (rehabilitation versus new construction), licensing and insurance or bonding requirements.For more information call Liberty Bank Customer Care at (504) 240-5288. less
Several organizations are helping homeowners who have limited or depleted rebuilding monies to rehabilitate their homes with the help of volunteer labor and free construction materials. Click for a list of organizations offering assistance.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: DECEMBER 15, 2006. Complete applications must be submitted to the Division of Historic Preservation. less
From the Times Picayune, a visual description of how to determine how high your house must be raised according to the new flood maps.
Download this guide to mold removal from the CDC.
The Preservation Resource Center offers a wealth of information for homeowners who are repairing or renovating, informative workshops, and a library of important rebuilding resources.