St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Intake Services to Continue for CDBG Housing Programs

Intake Services to Continue for CDBG Housing Programs

Friday, November 7, 2014

Applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Programs will continue to be accepted through December 31, 2014. St. John the Baptist Parish residents interested in applying for one of the four housing programs may visit the new office location beginning Monday, November 10 at 501 Rue de Sante, Suite 1 in LaPlace between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The intake service center at the St. John Community Center will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7. Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis; therefore, residents are encouraged to submit applications at the intake service center or via email to

The housing programs are designed to assist the needs of low to moderate income (LMI) and non-LMI residents who sustained property damage during Hurricane Isaac. The specific grant-funded housing programs are: Homeowner Rehabilitation, Homebuyer Assistance, Housing Elevation and Small Rental Rehabilitation.

The CDBG Housing Programs are being funded through the $32 million Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG Disaster Recovery Program and the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development/Disaster Recovery Unit to provide funding to housing programs, economic development, and infrastructure.

For more information on the programs and/or a list of qualifications/requirements please visit and click on the homepage link titled "CDBG Housing Program" or call the Intake Service Call Center at 985-359-0555.