Since Hurricanes Katrina & Rita a Sustainable Housing Evolution is taking place in the bayou communities of South Louisiana. Over 1300 homes were either elevated or reconstructed at an average elevation height of 12-14ft. But for those handicapped, infirmed, and aging residents getting in or out of their elevated homes without an elevator is impossible.
To help address this accessibility issue TRAC has provided 250 mechanical lifts for Low Income residents that are handicapped, elderly, or infirmed through local and national disaster donations. Each unit costs $7500. We have a waiting list of 30-50 residents desperately need a mechanical lift and cannot afford one. TRAC does not currently have any funding for these lifts.