Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, in partnership with Build Baton Rouge, has announced the launch of a $1 million rapid roofing repair program known as “Roof Reset,” according to www.patch.com. The program seeks to serve East Baton Rouge Parish residents by repairing damaged roofs using Community Development Block Grants funds allocated to the City-Parish by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The program comes in response to requests from citizens who badly need roof repairs but are unable to afford repairs or full roof replacements. The program will work in conjunction with the Home Rehabilitation Program, which is currently administered by Build Baton Rouge.
“I am so excited to launch this program to address some of our community’s most pressing housing needs,” Broome says. “Providing some of our most vulnerable citizens the ability to improve the condition of their home is a key part of how we are working to preserve affordable housing in Baton Rouge, and I’m so grateful to partner with Build Baton Rouge to make this revitalization effort a success.”
By repairing and replacing roofs, the program will be able to provide energy-efficient roof systems and help residents with weatherization to prevent further disrepair and save on overall costs of future home repairs.
Phase One of the initiative will run from June 6 to Sept. 30.