Ray Rodriguez serves as the Recovery Housing Manager under the Louisiana Housing Corporation. In this role, Ray is responsible for overseeing various recovery projects for the Great Floods of 2016, which include the Louisiana Neighborhood Landlord Rental Program, Baton Rouge Rebuilds Program and the Baton Rouge Rebuilds Developer Program.
He also works with numerous parishes to ensure their CDBG-DR programs meet the requirements of federal regulations during their implementation of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Isaac recovery programs. This includes reviewing and approving program applications, policies & procedures, program amendments, draft requests and program closeout.
He is accountable for managing other program managers of parish administered CDBR-DR disaster housing programs. He is also the Lead Resource for the Louisiana Disaster Housing Task Force. In the wake of the March and August floods, he served on the review board of FEMA's Multi-Family Lease and Repair Program. He has managed numerous parish-administered CDBG disaster recovery housing programs.
In addition, he has extensive experience providing technical assistance and training on regulations associated with programs he has managed. Prior to working at the Louisiana Housing Corporation, Ray served as a Housing Specialist at the Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit. Ray has worked in disaster housing recovery for over eleven years.
He has also earned the Housing Development Professional Certification by completing the National Development Council's Housing Development courses. Prior to working in disaster recovery, Ray has a housing background being a former home loan originator in the mortgage industry.