A scene from Shadow Springs subdivision

A family tries to make its way out of Shadow Springs subdivision, south of Denham Springs, during the Aug. 12 rain and flood event.

Lisa Dowty | The News

BATON ROUGE – Seminars scheduled throughout the state will help provide answers to questions about guidelines for the post-flood housing programs.

Seminars in five cities will provide details on funding  guidelines for the Neighborhood Landlord Rental Program and the Multifamily Restoration Gap Program.

The first seminar is scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday May 17 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library-Main Library. The seminar heads to Hammond on May 18 at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites on 42146 Veterans Ave.

Both programs are aimed at providing additional rental housing units across the state, especially in the 10 most impacted areas and distressed parishes in the flood events of March and August 2016, as designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Neighborhood Landlord Rental Program covers new and existing rental properties consisting of properties with seven or less units, and the Multifamily Restoration Gap Program covers existing properties with 20 or more units. 

The seminars are designed to provide interested applicants an opportunity to ask questions about the application process once the application period is open and prior to the application deadline for each program.

Each program is set to move quickly in order to allow property owners to determine next steps needed to move forward with their construction efforts.

The seminar heads to the Lafayette at 3 p.m. May 23 at the Lafayette Public Library-Main Library on 301 West Congress Street.

The Louisiana Technical College -Shreveport/Bossier Campus hosts the seminar at 3 p.m. on 2010 Market Street. The final seminar is set for 3 p.m., Thursday, May 25 at the Ollie Burns Branch of the Ouachita Parish Library, 5601 Hwy. 165 Bypass in Richwood.

Notifications of Funding Availability can be found at lhc.la.gov.

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