Louisiana Home Builders Seek Out Displaced Builders

The home builders associations in Louisiana and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) are joining forces in an effort to find builders and subcontractors who need economic assistance to get their businesses up and running.

The home builders are launching this public service effort to identify home builders, subcontractors and remodelers who need help before they can begin to rebuild and repair the estimated 293,000 homes that were destroyed or damaged in the Gulf Coast as a result of Hurricane Katrina. "We are committed to helping people rebuild and reestablish their lives, and that means that the industry has got to get up and operational in Louisiana ," said Jeannie Dodd, Executive Director of the Home Builders Association of Louisiana.

Builders, subcontractors and remodelers who have been adversely affected by the hurricane should call 1-800-368-5242 or visit www.nahb.org/disasterresources  to register as a displaced industry member. NAHB will collect this information and share it with state and local home builders associations throughout the state of Louisiana. Those local associations will begin assessing the local industry's capabilities, so that the planning and rebuilding process can begin.