The Louisiana Housing Corporation‚Äôs mission is to ensure that every Louisiana resident is granted an opportunity to obtain safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing.
Relationship to the State Government: Self-supporting, Quasi-government
Current Staff Size: 152Visit LHC's Website
LHC is established.
Hurricane Katrina makes landfall within 15 miles of New Orleans
LHC merges with housing programs from other state agencies
LHC hosts first-ever all-inclusive housing conference
Total Financing Provided
Renters Served Since 1980
Homeowners Served Since 1980
Statewide Non-Congregant Shelter Services
Statewide NCS is a non-congregate shelter-focused program centered on Louisiana’s urban areas that incorporates rapid bridges to permanent housing. In partnership with Louisiana’s Continuum of Care network, LHC created the program with three objectives in mind: build non-congregate shelters sufficient to accommodate the state’s unsheltered population, rapidly transitioning the population to permanent housing, and providing homelessness prevention opportunities statewide.
Positive Household Destinations: 1,186
Bradley R. Sweazy
“For years, discriminatory housing policies denied low-income communities from obtaining safe, affordable housing,” said LHC Interim-Executive Director Bradley R. Sweazy. “In the next 3-5 years, the LHC will collaborate with our partners to implement practices that uplift communities of color and increase access to housing services.”
Bienville Basin Project
New Orleans, LA
A decade-long effort starring federal, state and private partners transformed the 23 acre former Iberville Public Housing Development in New Orleans into a vibrant, mixed-use, mixed-income community.
The former Iberville Public Housing Development was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) was proud to play a key role in leveraging additional state and federal dollars to complete this vital project.
Bottle Art Lofts
Bottle Art Lofts is an affordable housing project geared toward artists that include 40 apartment units, studios, art galleries, fitness centers, and other amenities.
The $16 million project is the beginning of restoring the Four Corners neighborhood in Lafayette, LA. “This project will transform not only the view and the
beautification driving into the town, but it’s going to be a ripple effect for the entire community,” said Bradley Sweazy, LHC’s Interim Executive Director.
La Maisons de Bayou Lafourche
The LHC awarded Gulf Coast Housing Partnership $7 million in Community Development Block Grant – National Disaster Resilience (CDBG-NDR) funds for La Maisons de Bayou Lafourche.
The resilient storm community features construction and design elements to help mitigate the risk of hurricanes and other flooding events, including raised concrete foundations, impact-rated windows, and landscape design promoting on-site stormwater detention and filtration.