For many New Orleans residents, especially those who are already on a fixed income or whose homes were already in need of repair, Hurricane Ida’s damage has wrought tremendous havoc, piling more hardship upon them at an especially vulnerable time as we all continue to deal with the pandemic.
Many residents who can afford repairs or who have insurance policies that can render assistance still have questions as to whom to call for help, and how to gauge when advice on restoring their historic home can be trusted.
The Preservation Resource Center (PRC) has protected New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity for more than 47 years. Below, Partner Margaret Glass who is on the PRC Board of Directors, shares several of the organization’s programs that can help all of these residents recover from Hurricane Ida.
Preservation Resource Center Hurricane Recovery Resources
Recovery Planning Tips and Links
Was your property damaged by Hurricane Ida? Here are a few tips for your recovery planning and some links for additional information. Learn more >
Revival Grants Program
PRC has expanded their Revival Grants program to bring free hurricane repair work to low-income homeowners in historic districts. Learn more >
Home Repair Videos
PRC has produced several informational videos and resources about home repair “Dos and Don’ts.”
PRC is sharing lists of vetted contractors and craftspeople with homeowners in need, as well as tips for how to choose the right specialist to work on your home. Contact PRC >
Other Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts
In addition to providing the above programs to homeowners, PRC is compiling information on all building collapses or those with significant damage in historic districts. The organization is also working with the Cleveland-based developer who owns the Karnofsky Tailor Shop – the collapse of which became a national symbol of Ida’s wrath in New Orleans – and the Iroquois Theater – which thankfully sustained much less damage. The PRC holds preservation easements on both of these important and historic jazz landmarks, and can report that the Karnofsky Tailor Shop’s historic bricks have been secured and moved off site for future use.
Donate to the PRC’s Hurricane Recovery Efforts
When you donate to PRC you can designate that your gift goes directly to the organization’s Hurricane Recovery efforts. The PRC Revival Grants program, for instance, delivers free home repairs to low-income families in historic districts, repairing roofs, siding, windows, and every element of a historic home for residents in need. So, your gift can make a true impact in helping New Orleans recover from this colossal storm.