Gulf Region

Summary: Gulf Region Rebuilding Initiative (PDF)

Through our Gulf Region Rebuilding Initiative, the five Quality-of-Life priorities that drive our Building Sustainable Communities efforts around the country have been at the forefront of our disaster recovery work as well. Together, LISC, NEF, and the Lousiana Loan Fund have invested more than $13 million that will result in almost 1,000 affordable homes in places like Gulfport, Miss. and Denham Springs, New Orleans, Sulphur, Kilona and Covington in Louisiana. We are on the ground working with community-based organizations, local housing authorities and partnerships with for-profit developers to build new homes and to spur economic development, support new child care and health care facilities and help restore the critical community infrastructure that is desperately needed in many areas. There is much still to be done, even five years after Katrina, Rita and Wilma wrought their destruction. And LISC is there, helping lead, organize and finance the projects that are transforming flood-ravaged, wind-damaged neighborhoods into healthy, sustainable communities.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $126,388,986
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 4,650 affordable homes and apartments
  • 116,500 square feet of retail and community space
  • $627,701,949 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $9,000,688
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 383 affordable homes and apartments
  • $67,056,111 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • Capital One
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ford Foundation
  • Greater New Orleans Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Living Cities
  • NFL Youth Football Fund
  • Smart Growth America

Public Sector Support

  • State of Louisiana
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development