Louisiana Weekly Housing Update

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Release date: 
December 29, 2005
Release Number: 
1603-251

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) and the State of Louisiana’s urgent priority is providing temporary housing. The road to recovery begins with finding a safe place to live. To date, the total number of temporary housing units ready for occupancy exceeds 64,000 throughout the affected Gulf States.

At the close of business on Dec. 27 : 21,040 travel trailers and mobile homes on private, industry, group and commercial sites are occupied; 2,296 units on cruise ships are occupied; 925 FEMA-leased hotel rooms are occupied, and 2,967 units of federal housing provided by HUD and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are now occupied.

There are also several housing sites under construction throughout Louisiana. Crews are working continuously to complete these sites in various parishes including St. Charles, Calcasieu, Orleans, St. Bernard, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and East Baton Rouge.

The following charts provide detailed information on the types of housing available and a listing of housing units currently occupied by parish.

Cumulative Housing Summary for Louisiana

Type Units Occupied

Travel Trailer
Individual Assistance**

16,902

Travel Trailer
Industry**

2,950

Mobile Homes

1,188

Federal Housing
HUD - Housing & Urban Development

USDA - United States Dept. of Agriculture

2,967

FEMA Leased Hotels/Other

925

Cruise Ships

1,576

TOTAL:

26,508

**Travel trailers are categorized as Individual Assistance (assistance for affected individuals and families) and Industry (housing assistance for displaced workers who have returned to bring critical facilities back online).

This table shows the parishes with housing units currently occupied:

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PARISH

UNITS OCCUPIED

Acadia

26

Allen

11

Ascension

75

Assumption

8

Avoyelles

60

Beauregard

114

Bossier

45

Caddo

17

Calcasieu

2,278

Cameron

243

Catahoula

4

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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