Home Owner Rehabilitation Program

The 2024 Rehabilitation Application process has reached capacity. Thank you for your interest. 

I've Applied, Now What?

Congratulations on successfully submitting your application for the 2024 Homeowner Rehabilitation Program! We anticipate a large number of applications, so it may take us some time to review them all. We must go in the order that we received the application, so some applicants will be contacted sooner than others. It is possible that we will not have enough funding to assist every applicant. If you are not chosen during the 2024 application process, you will need to try again in 2025. There is NO waiting list. 

Please do not contact us to inquire about the online application.  We will contact you as soon as we reach your application in the order it was received.  If we are unable to assist you, we WILL notify you via mail or email. 

What's Next?

  • Successful applicants will be contacted for additional information to complete the application process.
  • Our staff will review your completed application and you will be notified of approval or denial.
  • An inspection of your home will be conducted to create a scope of work to be completed.
  • The site will be put out to bid. During this time, we will require you to open your home for bidders to inspect the site.  A JPDCD representative will be on site with you during all open houses.
  • Once a contractor is chosen, all parties will participate in a contract signing.
  • Rehabilitation work will begin shortly after the contract sighing and should be completed within (3) three months of the start date.
  • Once complete, all parties will participate in a contract closing. This will begin the 1 year warranty period. 

Year-Round Programs

Repairs on Wheels for the Elderly (ROW)

The ROW home repairs program is designed to provide free assistance to qualified residents of Jefferson Parish .This service provides minor home repairs for low and moderate-income disabled individuals & elderly homeowners age 55 and older in Jefferson Parish. Services include fixing doors, windows, locks, minor plumbing repairs, and minor electrical repairs. Modifications for handicapped accessibility are also offered ,such as ramps ,walk in showers ,grab bars and door widening . The goal is to help elderly citizens remain at home by providing minor maintenance. The program is operated by Volunteers of America (VOA) and funded by Community Development.

Contact: VOA at 985-612-1067

Contact: VOA at (504) 245-1145

Jefferson Joining Forces (JJF)

JJF is a quality of life program that makes repairs to homes cited by Code Compliance and Enforcement.  You must be considered low-moderate income (under 80% AMI) to qualify.  In addition to meeting normal HUD qualifications, you must also have an existing citation to qualify for this program.  If you own your home, and you’ve been cited by code for a quality of life violation, you can contact our office at (504) 736-6262.

Emergency Repair Program (ERP)

The ERP addresses quality of life issues that present an immediate danger to the home, or it’s occupants.  Qualifying repairs may include HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roofing, or similar issues.  To qualify, applicants must be considered low-moderate income (under 80% AMI) and utilize their home as the primary residence.  If you feel you have an emergency and would like to inquire about assistance, please call (504) 736-6262.