Information

Emergency Information

CAEP
The City Assisted Evacuation Plan. Hosts a variety of emergency information including evacuation pick-up maps and evacuation tips.

nolaready.info
An alert system that can keep you posted on a wide range of emergency information.

Evacuteer.org
Evacuteer provides transportation assistance in the event of a mandatory evacuation.

Entergy Map of Power Outages
Real time data for power outages in the Greater New Orleans area.

Ready.gov
Get your household prepared for possible emergency situations by going to this website provided by Homeland Security. Here you can download free forms and instructions about the basics of survivial for you and your family.USA.gov
FEMA and other government organizations, including USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov, offer ways to connect with information to help you prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate hazards.

Nonprofit Rebuilding Resources

Build Now
Build Now helps homeowners overcome the obstacles they face rebuilding on their lot in New Orleans. They help with everything from choosing a floorplan to finding financing, plus they will build your new home.

Common Ground Relief
Common Ground Relief provides skilled volunteers to help with home elevation and construction to reduce construction costs.

Habitat for Humanity
New Orleans Habitat for Humanity builds and finances new, safe, and affordable homes.

His Hands 2 Go
HisHands2Go coordinates re-construction work for pastors and homeowners in need of assistance.

Lower9.org
Lower9.org offers free rebuilding assistance for residents of the Lower 9th Ward. Trained builders will undertake the work using volunteers to perform the bulk of the labor, so rather than paying what a contractor would charge, you will only have to pay for materials.

PNOLA
The Phoenix of New Orleans (PNOLA) offers rebuilding resources to residents of Lower Mid-City. Resources include volunteer labor to reduce construction costs, fully paid-for renovations, and construction management.

Project Home Again
Project Home Again has created a unique program in which families who are saddled with damaged homes that they are unable to repair may exchange their old house or vacant lot for a new Project Home Again home.

Camp Restore
Camp Restore volunteer groups and staff physically rebuild family dwellings, churches, and schools and participate in numerous community projects while providing emotional and spiritual care to those in need.

Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding together provides home repair assistance in historic neighborhoods including Broadmoor, Esplanade Ridge/Tremé, Faubourg St. Roch, Hollygrove, Holy Cross, Gentilly, and Mid City.

St. Bernard Project
The St. Bernard Project’s Rebuilding Program rebuilds homes for senior citizens, people with disabilities and families with children who can not afford to have their homes rebuilt by contractors. For clients who can afford supplies, the St. Bernard Project provides supervised volunteer labor. For clients who can not afford supplies, the St. Bernard Project buys the supplies and provides the labor.
Government Services

State Services

Floodsmart.gov
The officiial website for the National Flood Insurance Program

The Road Home Program
The Road Home program is designed to provide compensation to Louisiana homeowners affected by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita for the damage to their homes.

Construction Advisory Services: 1-888-762-3252
The Road Home program provides construction advisory services to assist you in selecting a reputable contractor.

State Licensing Board for Contractors
License expire every calendar year, so please check by business name to be sure your contractor has renewed his license.

City Services
nola.gov
The City Of New Orleans’ official website.

City Council Video Streaming
Videos of City Council meetings and committee meetings.

Useful City Numbers
Telephone numbers for numerous City of New Orleans Agencies including the Code Enforcement Department, Department of Public Works, Health Department, Safety and Permits Department, Rodent, Mosquito and Termite Control and many more.

NOLA Help Lines Directory
Do you have an infrastructure complaint in your neighborhood but you don’t know which City office to contact? See this list of common citizen complaints that will direct you to the appropriate city department to address your issue. Developed by NOLAhoods.

City of New Orleans 311 Call Center
Dial 3-1-1 to contact the city’s Call Center that handles citizen complaints and requests such as street light outages, potholes, clogged drains, or for information regarding property taxes and parking tickets.

City of New Orleans Code Enforcement
Get information on blight strategy and statistics, Sheriff sales and property demolitions for the city of New Orleans.

Department of Parks and Parkways
The Department of Parks and Parkways is responsible for the maintenance of city trees that are on public property such as neutral grounds, parks and those trees between the sidewalk and the street. The Department responds to requests for tree removal, tree trimming and stump removal.

City of New Orleans Sanitation Department
Report the illegal dumping of construction and demolition debris, furniture, appliances, trash, litter or landscaping cuttings, etc.

Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office
The Orleans Parish Assessor is responsible for annually establishing fair market values for all properties, including residential, commercial, business and personal property records of approximately 166,000 real, and 11,000 business accounts.
Neighborhood Data Sources

Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
This site gives information on 73 neighborhoods and 10 surrounding parishes. Interesting topics such as parish populations, housing damage estemates, tracking Post-Katrina Reconstruction and social demographics can be found here.

Healthy Neighborhoods NOLA
Orleans Parish and neighborhood-level data, examples of effective community projects, and tips for how you can advocate for your neighborhood. Data and information for a range of holistic community health indicators including: health, demographics, economy, education, locations of parks, farmers markets, grocery stores, clinics and more.

WhoData?
Collaborative New Orleans property mapping application
Neighborhood Affiliates

GCIA
The Gentilly Civic Improvement Association website where you can find information and events for the entire Gentilly area.

LCIA
Lakeview Civic Improvement Association’s official website.
Other Non-profit Services

Louisiana Spirit Talkline
A Coastal Recovery Counseling Program that offers counseling for those that make a living on the water.

Save New Orleans Homes
A collaborative that is designed to help people who own homes in New Orleans clear title to their homes so that they can move back, obtain loans and grants, or sell

Better Business Bureau

Use this site to investigate a business before you do business! You can view if there were ever complaints filed against a contractor and if it was resolved. You can also file a complaint. Call 504-581-6222 or visit the website.

Stay Local!
Is a city-wide initiative for creating a strong economy based on locally owned and operated businesses in New Orleans. We encourage consumers to shop locally and help independent businesses compete more effectively. Register your business at the website.

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