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Michigan’s new energy laws, Public Act 341 and Public Act 342, take effect today...

The City of New Orleans announced that it has completed work to increase security measures at the Municipal Auditorium (1201 St. Peter St.). In an effort to secure all access points to the building, the City reinforced all doors, windows and HVAC units with steel panels. Additionally, a 24-hour security detail is stationed at the Municipal Auditorium to prevent illegal trespassing on the property

Mayor Landrieu, City, State and Federal Officials, and Homeless Service Providers Announce Plans to...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu in partnership with the Downtown Development District (DDD), State and Federal officials and local service providers announced plans to expand homeless services at the former Veterans Affairs hospital located at 1530 Gravier Street. The expansion will include 100 new overnight shelter beds on the floor above the Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), which serves as a homeless day shelter.

City Adds Fifth and Final Debris Pass for New Orleans East Tornado Recovery

The City of New Orleans announced it will add its fifth and final pass for debris removal from residential properties in the area most impacted by the Tornado (Chantilly Drive to Bullard Avenue and from Chef Menteur Highway to Dwyer Road) from Tuesday, Mar. 21 to Friday, Mar. 24. This will allow residents additional time to move debris from their properties to the area between the sidewalk and the curb. To ensure pick-up, all debris must be separated into their proper piles no later than Friday, Mar. 24. At the conclusion of the first four passes, over 15,000 tons of debris had been cleared from the impacted area.

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on President Trump’s Proposal to Cut HUD CDBG Funds

Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on President Trump's proposal to cut U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Funds

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials Celebrate Opening of Newly-Renovated Nix Library

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials celebrated the reopening of the newly-renovated Nix Library (1401 S. Carrollton Ave.) This $320,000 investment includes technological upgrades, infrastructure changes and a new floorplan.

City Adds Fourth Debris Pass and Provides Update for New Orleans East Tornado Recovery

The City of New Orleans announced it will add a fourth debris pass for residential properties from Thursday, Mar. 2 to Sunday, Mar. 5 in the New Orleans East tornado recovery effort. This will allow residents additional time to complete clearing debris from their properties.

EAST BANK CONSOLIDATED FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES HIGHEST RATING SCORE IN LOUISIANA

The Jefferson Parish East Bank Consolidated Fire Department (EBCFD) has maintained a Class 1 rating over the last two decades and was notified by the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL) it has received a 94.06% on the latest grading scale, the highest it has ever scored and currently the highest score in the State of Louisiana among fire departments. This score was due to the reconstruction of Fire Station #17

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR JEFFERSON PARISH NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

President Michael S. Yenni is pleased to announce that the Jefferson Parish HOME Consortium, through the Department of Community Development, is currently accepting SUB RECIPIENT applications from NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS for the 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solution Grant (HESG) programs. Based upon the previous year allocations, the following anticipated amounts for funding are

LHC to Hold Public Workshop on Qualified Allocation Plan on December 15

A 2017 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Application Workshop will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Louisiana Housing Corporation, in the V. Jean Butler Board Room located at 2415 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808 at 9:30 a.m. CST.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

The Jefferson Parish Dept. of Environmental Affairs, a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, will partner with the City of Gretna, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) to collect household hazardous materials and electronics from Jefferson Parish residents on Saturday, November 5, in the parking lot adjacent to Second Parish Court at 100 Derbigny St., Gretna, LA, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.

Mayor Landrieu Presents 2017 Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets

Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented the proposed operating and capital budgets for 2017 to the New Orleans City Council. The $614 million proposed operating budget is completely balanced and continues to invest in top priorities, including public safety, job creation, recreation, streets, housing and quality of life, while delivering high quality services for New Orleans residents.

City Launches Revamped Roadwork.nola.gov Online Tool Allowing Residents to Get Block-by-Block Details on Infrastructure...

The City of New Orleans launched a revamped roadwork.nola.gov external link online tool, allowing residents to search by their address to get block-by-block details on planned, active and completed infrastructure improvements across the city. The revamped roadwork.nola.gov external link web site shows ongoing coordination on road, water, sewer and drainage construction by the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWB).

Vitter, LA Delegation Urge HUD Secretary to Quickly Distribute Flood Recovery Funds

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) led the Louisiana congressional delegation in sending a letterto Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), urging him to quickly distribute $500 million in recently appropriated flood recovery funds via the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials and Homelessness Service Providers Announce Plans to Establish a Low...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City officials and local homelessness service providers to announce plans to establish a low barrier shelter for the homeless at 3101 Erato St. The shelter will be available for those in need of immediate housing, particularly for those who have had challenges accessing services. Utilization of a low barrier shelter is considered a national best practice and in line with the City’s Housing First strategy outlined

Boustany Announces RESTORE Act Funding to Reinforce Louisiana’s Coastline

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced that they will award a project grant totaling $7,259,216 to Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) Act. The primary objective of the project is to address Gulf shoreline erosion and replenish storm surge protection by building an enhanced dune and back barrier marsh habitat in Jefferson Parish

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3RD ANNUAL JEFFERSON COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS HOUSING FAIR

Jefferson Community Action Programs (JeffCAP) will be hosting their 3rdAnnual JeffCAP Housing Fair on Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The housing fair will be held at the Marrero Community/Senior Center located at 1861 Ames Boulevard in Marrero

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City Launches Online Voting For Bike Share Station Locations

The City of New Orleans, in conjunction with Social Bicycles, Inc. (SoBI) launched online voting for residents from June 5 – 18, 2017 to provide feedback on where bike share station locations would best serve their transportation needs. Bike share is a fun, healthy and convenient transit option that offers online and on-the-spot opportunities to reserve and rent a bike throughout the City.