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Rehabilitation Assistance
Individuals who own and occupy their homes can apply for rehab assistance. Rehab is available to repair sub-standard properties according to minimum housing quality standards that meet code requirements. There are several types of rehab programs:
  • Emergency Repairs
  • Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport
  • Handicap Accessibility 
  • World Changers

Qualifications & Limitations
Grants and loan / grant combinations are available on a case-by-case basis. Assistance is not available for luxury items; only for code requirements as determined by the housing inspector and/or rehab specialist. All properties must be free of any adverse encumbrances such as judgments and/or liens. Applicants must have occupied and owned the property for two years.

Properties deemed infeasible for repair by the housing inspector will not be eligible for our rehab programs.

Grant Eligibility
To be eligible for a grant, an individual must be able to show evidence that there is not enough income available to support any loan repayment, such as savings, investments, etc. In addition to this, it is necessary to show evidence of sufficient income to be able to maintain the home, such as house insurance, taxes, etc.

Loans and loan / grant combinations are available to applicants according to the program guidelines such as credit, income, and debt / income ratios.

These programs are federally funded. The maximum life time federal assistance to any one property is $35,000, subject to appraised value.

City of Shreveport, Louisiana