LOUISIANA RECOVERY AUTHORITY AND THE
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/
DISASTER RECOVERY UNIT
M ARCH -A PRIL 2009
Gustav and Ike Impact
Hurricanes Gustav and Ike impacted Louisiana on
September 1 and 12, 2008:
Flooded 12,000 – 13,000 homes and damaged
150,000 to 300,000.
Gustav severely impacted 43 parishes; Ike severely
impacted 14 parishes.
Caused an estimated $8 - $20 billion in physical
damage and more than $1 billion in public
infrastructure damage.
Caused $2-7 billion in housing damages, including
$1.7 billion in uninsured losses.
Economic activity losses could reach $5 billion.
Losses to the agricultural economy of over $700
million, in crop loss and impacts on agribusinesses.
Fisheries, still overcoming devastation by Katrina,
LRA/OCD Programs
Dollars
State Implementation
Agriculture
$30 M
Coastal Restoration
$15 M
Fisheries
$15 M
Affordable Rental
Housing
$46.5 M
Parish Implementation
Housing Recovery
$309.8 M
Infrastructure
Economic Development
and Community
Revitalization
endured additional $250 million in damages.
Gustav and Ike Recovery Programs
Admin
$21.9 M
* TOTAL
$438.2M
Louisiana has been awarded $438,223,334* from the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for disaster recovery assistance
related to Gustav and Ike. The LRA and OCD have developed an Action Plan
and subsequent proposed Action Plan Amendment No. 1 describing eligible
programs and activities available to assist parishes meet unmet housing,
business, public service, public infrastructure and other needs.
By statute, $46,520,525 of Louisiana’s allocation (10.6%) must be spent on
affordable rental housing.
At least 50 percent of total funds must benefit low to moderate income
individuals.
No funds may be used for matching requirement, share or contribution for
any other Federal programs.
Over 70% of the funds will be directed to the most impacted parishes
based on their level of damage, allocated by the State using HUD’s
methodology. The Parish Allocations are on-line noted in the Action Plan
Amendment No. 1. Parishes will select from a menu of options and
prioritize with community participation how they will spend the funds.
The programs include:
Agricultural and Fisheries Recovery
Coastal Restoration
Housing
Infrastructure
Economic Development
For more information visit:
www.lra.louisiana.gov
View the Action Plan
View the Action Plan
Amendment No. 1
Obtain Program Guidelines
and Resource Links
Parish Recovery Proposal
Forms On-Line
Contact LRA Outreach
Representatives.
The first allocation was determined in November 2008. HUD is expected to
make the second allocation in April 2009.