Greater New Orleans Recovery Operations

Through the following programs and activities, SBP serves low-to-moderate-income residents with a special focus on families with small children, the elderly, disabled persons, war veterans, and the under and uninsured.

Phone: (504) 460-2316

Owner-Occupied Rebuilding Program

Provides necessary repairs for families to have a safe, secure, and sanitary place to live. SBP has rebuilt nearly 800 homes in the Greater New Orleans area since 2006.

Opportunity Housing

SBP’s Homeownership Program turns blighted and abandoned properties into newly built, affordable housing for sale to qualified low-to-moderate-income, first-time homeowners.

SBP’s Rental Program provides high-quality, affordable homes available for rent to qualified, low-income families.

    Recovery Acceleration Fund (RAF)

    A social impact investment fund that provides microloans for post-disaster rebuilding to low-income, HUD-qualified families who are not eligible for SBA loans. The RAF allows low to moderate-income homeowners to make home repairs years faster than if they had to wait on traditional government programs (CDBG-DR). SBP will use the RAF to address the financial barriers that confront communities of color and other underserved communities by providing HUD-approved microloans.

    Greater New Orleans Disaster Response

    Our roots in New Orleans began six months after Hurricane Katrina. It’s our home base, our headquarters, and our original operating site. Over the last seventeen years, we’ve grown substantially as an organization, driven by a desire to prevent the suffering we observed in those early days. Our mission has grown to include resiliency work ahead of disaster, investing in the long-term recovery after, and government advocacy and policy in between, with the goal of shrinking the time between disaster and recovery for families who need it most.

    On August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida made landfall as one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the state since Katrina in 2005—not quite a Category 5 but close, with sustained winds of 150 mph. The storm was devastating, and thousands of families in the region are struggling with the uncertainty of what is to come.

    On March 22, 2022, an EF-3 tornado hit the Old Arabi neighborhood, very close to SBP’s original headquarters building in Chalmette. This was the most powerful tornado that has ever hit the New Orleans metropolitan area, and so soon after Hurricane Ida, and it highlights how your support, time, and partnership are needed in Louisiana and across the country.