Billiot Development, LLC purchases, renovates, leases and manages rental properties for low-income renters who have traditionally been deemed “hard to house”–including but not limited to persons with criminal histories, drug addiction, chronic homelessness, mental health diagnoses and/or the medically needy. The company also accepts donated properties for perpetual affordability, pays for all closing costs for the title transfer, and provides donors with proof of their donation for tax purposes. Billiot Development, LLC endeavors to ensure that the number of quality, affordable housing units in the city corresponds to the needs of the citizenry.
Michael Billiot is the founder and CEO of Billiot Development, LLC. Billiot is a licensed, Louisiana criminal defense attorney who has represented indigent defendants for the past 14 years. Billiot holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy from Tulane University, a law degree from Loyola University New Orleans, and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans. He is the founder and Chair of the Diversity Initiative at the Louisiana Urban Land Institute and a member of the United Houma Nation, the largest Native American tribe in Louisiana, to which he provides pro bono legal representation. He was the first Houma Indian to own a law practice in his hometown of Houma, Louisiana.