$20 Million Gentilly Homeowners Initiative
The $20 million Gentilly Homeowners Initiative (GHI) is a Liberty Bank program that can provide financing to existing and potential homeowners for the rehabilitation and/or purchase of homes in the Gentilly area of New Orleans (bounded by Gentilly Avenue, Bayou St. moreJohn, Leon C. Simon Drive and the Industrial Canal).
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
$7500 Individual Hazard Mitigation Grant
This grant is available to Road Home grant recipients only
and offers reimbursement for storm shutters, roof tie-downs, the cost of lifting heating and cooling units and other mitigation measures. The grant program is accepting applications through March 10th at 877-744-7235
. moreYou must have your Road Home application number ready. Click the link for more information about the IMM program. less
Preservation Resource Center Salvage Store
The Salvage Store sells salvaged rebuilding materials for bargain prices. moreItems available for sale include used windows, doors, columns, brackets, and wrought iron railings.The store is open from 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday, at 2801 Marais St.in the Bywater. less
Habitat ReStore accepts donations and resells new or used items such as sheet rock, roofing materials, doors, cabinets, and more for 30% to 90% off retail prices. moreAll profits from the Habitat ReStore are used to help Habitat build more houses in the New Orleans area.Donations of doors, windows, cabinets, working appliances, roofing materials, sheet rock, and lumber are needed.Any building or remodeling material that’s in good shape can be recycled through the Habitat ReStore, saving dumping costs and providing a tax deduction.To make a donation, drop it by the store, or call the Habitat ReStore at (504) 943-2240 to arrange for pickup. less
Build Now New Orleans
Build Now is a non-profit home-builder that helps New Orleans residents who lost their homes as a result of Hurricane Katrina overcome the obstacles preventing them from rebuilding. moreBuild Now assists each client with everything from choosing a floor plan to finding financing, and then builds a new home on the client’s lot.Build Now holds a speaker series on the 3rd Thursday of every month called Build Now Talks.Visit the website or call (504) 324-3964 for more information. less
Free or Low-Cost Rebuilding Assistance
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.
LSU AgCenter “LA House” Resource Guide
The LSU Ag Center has put together a resource guide of checklists and information to help homeowners. moreInformation covers energy efficiency, healthy home-building, hazard-resistant materials, and more. less
Historic Building Recovery Grant Program
Hurricane recovery grants ranging from $5,000 to $45,000
are available for owners of historic Louisiana properties damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. moreApplication packets will be available at each meeting or obtained by contacting the Hurricane Grants Call Center at 866-406-7043 or 225-342-0227 or email@example.com.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: DECEMBER 15, 2006. Complete applications must be submitted to the Division of Historic Preservation. less
Rebuilding? Get a Copy of the Louisiana Speaks Pattern Book
The Louisiana Recovery Authority’s Louisiana Speaks initiative has put together the Louisiana Pattern Book, a reference guide of building designs and materials that will enable people to rebuild using more storm-resistant materials while maintaining the architectural character of South Louisiana. moreVisit the Louisiana Speaks website to download the Pattern Book. less
Raising Rules (.pdf)
From the Times Picayune, a visual description of how to determine how high your house must be raised according to the new flood maps.
Creating a Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean-Up of Flooded Homes (.pdf)
Download this illustrated step-by-step instructional guide for do-it-yourselfers and contractors. moreYou can also order a free copy by calling 585-327-5530. less
Mold Removal Guide
Download this guide to mold removal from the CDC.
Preservation Resource Center
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.