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New Home Construction (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Waggaman, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-12-15

Duration: 00:07:21

Subjects: Homeowners insurance | Housing


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Mills, Dan Interviewee
  • Noel, Randy Interviewee
  • Anderson, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the December 15, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on homebuilders warning of a looming housing crisis due to the high cost of homeowners’ insurance premiums, mortgage rates, and increased construction costs. Her report also touches on programs to help lower homeowners’ insurance, including fortified roofs and wind mitigation surveys. She interviews: Dan Mills, CEO of the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans; Randy Noel, president of Reve, Inc.; and Dave Anderson, sales manager for Rader’s Insulation.