Fortified Roof Program

The Mayor's Office of Housing Policy and Community Development is excited to partner with Rebuilding Together New Orleans to introduce the City of New Orleans Owner-Occupied Fortified Roof Program. This initiative is designed to help eligible Orleans Parish homeowners strengthen their homes against severe weather conditions.

What is a Fortified Roof? A fortified roof is engineered to withstand damage caused by high winds, heavy rain, hurricanes, and hailstorms. By reinforcing the roof structure and components, a fortified roof provides enhanced protection for your home. Additionally, having a fortified designation may qualify you for an annual wind mitigation credit, potentially lowering your insurance premium.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for the City of New Orleans Fortified Roof Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • The property must be your primary residence
  • The property must be located within Orleans Parish
  • Your household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), which is approximately $65,600 for a family of four

Priority Consideration:

Priority will be given to the following applicants:

  • Residents aged 62 and older
  • Veterans
  • Homeowners with special needs

Grant Funding:

  • Eligible homeowners may receive up to $15,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to install a new fortified roof.
  • Program Launch and Duration: The City of New Orleans Fortified Roof Program will launch on May 31, 2024, and will continue as long as funding remains available.

How to Apply:

  • To apply for the Fortified Roof Program, please contact:
  • Rebuilding Together New Orleans 2801 Marais St. New Orleans, LA 70117 Phone: 504-264-1815