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For information on the Gustav/Ike Piggyback Program, click here.

The LIHTC-CDBG program (referred to as the “Piggyback” program in the Louisiana Recovery Administration Action Plan) supports affordability for especially low-income Louisianans in properties receiving Gulf Opportunity Zone Low Income Housing Tax Credits. The Program also supports the production of three types of eligible properties through four types of funding mechanisms.

Click here to see a description for more information on the Piggyback Program.

Lightning Round

Lightning Round CDBG Awards

Piggyback Round 2

Piggyback Round 2 Awards (November 25th, 2008)

Piggyback Round 2 Scores Summary (October 10th, 2008)

Piggyback Round 2 Applicant Summary (August 7th, 2008)

UPDATED CDBG Selection Criteria v7(MS Excel)

LIHTC/Piggyback Round 2 Application (MS Excel)

Louisiana Housing Finance Agency QAP (Adobe PDF)

Round 2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Final Program Summary (Application Guidelines)

The Program’s objective is to finance the development of additional workforce rental housing in the GO Zone. LRA/OCD envisions using a combination of $80 million of Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) funds, commensurate tax-exempt bond authority through the LHFA, and 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) also through the LHFA. LRA/OCD reserves the right to decrease the level of CDBG funding prior to the deadline for accepting applications in the event that the LRA/OCD finds it necessary to use these funds to address a housing crisis that presents an emergency for the State of Louisiana. The LRA/OCD may also increase the amount of funding if additional funds become available.

Changes to Piggyback Legal Documents for Round 2


OCD Piggyback Program Legal Documents


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