Home Authors Posts by RealEstateRama
Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) supported passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 (H.R. 5303). This vital legislation authorizes United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) projects and activities to improve maritime infrastructure, support specific flood protection projects, and continue coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana. WRDA has passed the House by a vote of 399 – 25. The bill now heads to conference with S. 2848, which cleared the Senate by a vote of 95 – 3 earlier this month
Mayor Landrieu and City officials reminded residents that new flood insurance rates are going into effect on Sept. 30, 2016. More than 53 percent of all properties in New Orleans were removed from Special Flood Hazard Areas (“A” zones) and as a result, will benefit from more affordable flood insurance
Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City Officials to remind residents of the updates to the new FEMA flood insurance rates that go into effect for New Orleans this Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.
Vitter, Delta Regional Authority Announce $72M Economic, Infrastructure Investment for Louisiana’s Delta Region
U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) joined the Louisiana Congressional delegation and the Delta Regional Authority’s (DRA) Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill in announcing $72 million of investments to go toward supporting economic development, entrepreneurs, workforce training, and job creation in Louisiana’s Delta region.
Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $5,701,387 in grant funding to five Louisiana organizations under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
Sami Khalil, Storm Water Management Supervisor with the Department of Environmental Affairs has been selected as one of three top winners for the WEF National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards program.
Chairman Vitter Hosts SBA Administrator, HUD Secretary in Flood-Impacted Louisiana, Urges Additional Support
Yesterday, U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), hosted the Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in South Louisiana as they toured the flood-impacted areas in Livingston, Ascension, and East Baton Rouge parishes
The City of New Orleans is reminding residents of the precautions they should take to protect themselves and their homes from mosquitoes, which are known to transmit diseases like Zika virus, West Nile and chikungunya. Because of the recent heavy rainfall and high temperatures in New Orleans, the city is at a greater risk of seeing an elevated number of mosquitoes in the area. At this time, there are no locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus in New Orleans or Louisiana; however, travel-related cases have been identified in New Orleans and elsewhere in Louisiana. Additionally, there are no cases of West Nile or chikungunya in New Orleans.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Health Department and the Office of Community Development in partnership with UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) announced that the City of New Orleans has received an $800,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide housing and mental health services to the city’s homeless population.
United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that the former executive director of the Morgan City Housing Authority and three former employees were sentenced for a conspiracy related to theft of half a million dollars
On Friday, July 15, 2016 Terry McCarthy was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA), located in Washington D.C. In the 36 years of the Jefferson Parish Finance Authority (JPFA) or Jefferson Parish, no one has ever served on this national board until now
City Successfully Secures Final Settlement of $1.2 Billion from FEMA to Repair Hurricane Katrina-related...
Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that FEMA has obligated $1.2 billion in recovery funds to repair Hurricane Katrina-related damage to New Orleans’ roadways and subsurface infrastructure, including water, sewer and drainage pipes. The settlement of $1.2 billion in previously unobligated recovery funds brings the total to over $2 billion secured under the Landrieu Administration for roads and subsurface infrastructure. Mayor Landrieu and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate announced the agreement on the final settlement in December 2015.
The Jefferson Parish Finance Authority, in partnership with the Jefferson Parish Department of Community Development, announces that the First Time Home Buyer Program has funds available to assist individuals to purchase a home in Jefferson Parish
U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding multiple grants totaling $2,356,267 to fund projects to improve Louisiana airports in Concordia, Richland, and Bossier Parishes. Additionally, the State of Louisiana will receive a grant of $300,000 to conduct a study identifying Louisiana airports with additional development needs. The Federal Aviation Administration will be responsible for allocating the funding to the State of Louisiana and all three airports.
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