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La. Housing Corp. releases $9.5M for rehabilitation, development of rental properties impacted by 2016 floods

Posted: 3:40 PM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 16:49:32-05
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BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Housing Corporation released a $9.5 million Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on Wednesday to address the unmet needs of low- to moderate- income renters affected by the Great Floods of 2016, by providing affordable and quality rental housing units.

Through the Neighborhood Landlord Rental Program Phase II (NLRP II), eligible property owners could receive up funds to rehabilitate existing properties or create new affordable housing units.

"Many communities across the state are still recovering from the 2016 floods, said E. Keith Cunningham, Jr. executive director of LHC. "Through our partnership with the Office of Community Development, we are able to provide assistance that will help revitalize these communities by eliminating blighted property and increasing the availability of affordable housing stock."

For-profit landlords, non-profit organizations, community housing development organizations, local development agencies, and public housing authorities in affected parishes are all eligible to apply for this funding. Awardees must own or acquire real estate without program funds, and preference will be given to small, for-profit landlords/property owners.

LHC will convene a series of technical assistance workshops for individuals planning to submit applications. The purpose of these workshops is to provide prospective applicants with an opportunity to receive answers to their questions about the intent and requirements of the NOFA. The workshops are open to the public, but pre-registration is encouraged.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS

Baton Rouge: November 13 (5:30pm - 7:30pm)
Louisiana Housing Corporation
2415 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Pineville: November 18 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Rapides Parish Library - Libuse Branch
6375 Highway 28 E., Pineville, LA 71303

Lake Charles: November 25 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Calcasieu Parish Library - Carnegie Memorial Branch
411 Pujo Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Shreveport: December 4 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Shreveport Memorial Library - Atkins Branch
3704 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, LA 71109

Monroe: December 5 (3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Ouachita Parish Library-Main Branch
1800 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201

Interested parties should review the NOFA for all application requirements at: https://www.lhc.la.gov/public-comments-and-notices . Applications must be received no later than January 24, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Eligible parishes include Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, De Soto, East Carroll, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana and Winn Parish.

For more information about the NLRP II program, please email nlrp@lhc.la.gov.