Small Rental
Property Program

Small Rental Property Program Overview

Prior to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many low to moderate income working families in Louisiana lived in single-family homes, duplexes, and small multi-family buildings that were owned and operated by small-scale rental property owners. Many of these small rental properties were destroyed or severely damaged by the storms.

Before and After
The Small Rental Property program seeks to rebuild one- to four-unit rental properties to address the housing needs of low to moderate income people in the most heavily damaged areas.

The Rental Program provides financial incentives in the form of forgivable loans to property owners to help restore their damaged units and offer them at affordable rents.

Since 2007, the Rental Program has paid more than $350 million to assist in the rebuilding of over 8,000 rental units.

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Fair Housing / Equal Opportunity The Small Rental Property program is a federally funded program that requires owners who are awarded funds to comply with federal fair housing laws and non-discriminatory practices. These laws prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, family status, and/or national origin. These laws also protect people from harassment in housing and protect those who help others exercise their freedom to choose the neighborhood where they live.

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Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
Housing centers are accessible and reasonable accommodations will be provided as requested.
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