In the News

The stories of Isle de Jean Charles and the National Disaster Resilience Competition have been covered by media, professionals and academics alike.
The links below represent many viewpoints, aggregated here for reference purposes only. The Louisiana Office of Community Development makes no claim as to the veracity or accuracy of any views contained herein.

A Louisiana Tribe Is Now Officially A Community Of Climate Refugees

Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, about 80 miles southwest of New Orleans, lies the Isle de Jean Charles, a tiny swath of land that’s all but vanished into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Losing its land to the Gulf, Louisiana tribe will resettle with disaster resilience competition award money

With its South Louisiana homeland sinking into the Gulf of Mexico, the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians has announced plans to resettle the chronically flooded community using a $48 million grant won in the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC).
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Louisiana Receives $92 Million from U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development for Coastal Communities, Disaster Resilience

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday awarded Louisiana $92 million to implement two coastal resilience-building projects, after announcing the state was a winner in the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC).
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