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La. Fortify Homes Program (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-06-30

Duration: 00:04:59

Subjects: Homeowners insurance


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Donelon, Jim Interviewee
  • Smith, Travis Interviewee


This segment from the June 30, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the Louisiana Fortify Homes Program, a $30 million grant program available to Louisiana residents to strengthen the roofs on their homes in an effort to reduce storm damage. LeBlanc reports that homes with fortified roofs will be eligible for a reduction in their homeowners insurance premiums. She interviews Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon and Travis Smith of Allied Xteriors Roofing.