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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.
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
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
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.
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 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).
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
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
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.