An Affordable Housing Expo will be held in Baton Rouge this weekend for flood victims. Mike Steele with GOHSEP says there are people at different stages of recovery, so there will be a variety of housing options on display. He says people can come see manufactured and modular homes, park trailers and pre-fab housing.
“It’ll give the people a chance to actually go through these units, take a look at them, and see if any of these options may work for them as they continue their recovery,” Steele said.
Another housing option featured at the expo will be the newly popular tiny houses, which are less 500 or less square feet and they contain a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Steele says while a lot of people use these as permanent homes, they will also work as temporary housing options while people rebuild.
“Some people may be moving into this next phase now where they need to see what types of options like this are available. So this would be a good chance for people to tour them, see how they’re made,” Steele said.
The free expo will be held at Celtic Studios, where the disaster recovery center is set up. Steele says they’ll have a kids area with activities to keep children entertained while parents tour the homes. He says other services will also be available at the expo.
“In addition to all of the housing options, there’ll be legal services available. There’ll be realtors available. Flood insurance experts will be on hand,” Steele said.
The expo will be open from noon until 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until 3 pm Saturday.