Yearly Archives: 2015

City Provides 2015 End of the Year Update on Integrated Infrastructure Improvements

Mayor Mitch Landrieu provided an end of the year recap on integrated infrastructure improvements across New Orleans completed by City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB)

Eight New Homes to be Built in Northwest Louisiana, Thanks to $55K Grant

For some, the "American Dream" may be difficult to achieve. Luckily, the Fuller Center for Housing Northwest Louisiana (Fuller Center NWLA) makes it easier for residents in the Shreveport-Bossier area to achieve that dream. The organization is building eight new single-family homes in Shreveport's Allendale neighborhood, thanks in part to a $55,800 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Red River Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas).

DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, ZONING/QUALITY OF LIFE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF SWEEP

The Jefferson Parish Department of Property Maintenance Zoning Quality of Life conducted a sweep in Council District 3 on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The streets included in the sweep were Andre Dung Lac Drive, Janet Drive, June Drive, Nicolle Boulevard, and Ruth Drive.

$2,000 Grant Builds Up Lake Charles’ Home Rehabilitation Program

Project Build a Future (PBAF), a nonprofit developer of affordable housing, received a $2,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award from First Federal Bank of Louisiana and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas).The funds will be used to expand the nonprofit's housing rehabilitation program. PBAF bought two dilapidated homes in 2014 and began renovations.

Mayor Landrieu, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Announce Final $2 Billion Settlement for Hurricane Katrina-Related...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to announce a final settlement of $2 billion for 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 total to over $2 billion secured under the Landrieu Administration for roads and subsurface infrastructure.

Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions Earns Banking and Mortgage Supervision Re-accreditation

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced today that the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions (OFI or the Office) has received a certificate of accreditation for banking and mortgage supervision, certifying that the Department maintains the standards and practices set by the CSBS Accreditation Program. This is the Office’s sixth banking accreditation and second mortgage accreditation. The OFI, led by Commissioner John P. Ducrest, was first accredited in 1989 for banking and in 2010 for mortgage

Vitter Highlights Importance of Safe, Reliable Transportation & Infrastructure

As Chairman of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is committed to ensuring safe, reliable, and efficient transportation and infrastructure investments in Louisiana and across the country. This year, Vitter has worked to pass a long-term 5-year highway reauthorization bill, increased funding for our nation’s port and waterways, and expedited critical flood protection Chief’s Reports for Louisiana

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge to Build 10 New Homes

Ten new homes will be built in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge (HFHGBR), thanks to a $70,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant issued from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution Whitney Bank.

City Department of Parks and Parkways, Sewerage & Water Board, NOLA Tree Project to...

Tomorrow, the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways will host the Big TREEsy Giveaway presented by Entergy and in conjunction with NOLA Tree Project and the Sewerage and Water Board

Louisiana Housing Corporation Tackles Rent Stress with $129.5 Million in New Construction and Rehabilitation

The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) board of directors awarded $12.1 million in funding Wednesday to finance the construction and rehabilitation of 952 housing units of affordable housing. The $129.5 million in total development costs is powered by LHC’s issuance of $12.1 million in tax credits which generated $117 million in private funding.

Mayor Landrieu Announces Working Group to Address City’s Long-Term Infrastructure Needs

Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City leaders, residents and subject matter experts to announce a working group to help find solutions to the City of New Orleans’ long-term infrastructure needs. Established by Executive Order by Mayor Landrieu, the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group has been charged with developing recommendations about how the City can pay for interior street repairs.

Mayor Landrieu to Announce Working Group to Address City’s Long Term Infrastructure Needs

Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City leaders, residents and subject matter experts to announce a working group to help find solutions to the City of New Orleans’ long-term infrastructure needs. The Fix My Streets Financing Working Group will be comprised of members with expertise in finance, business, construction, engineering, transportation and civic engagement

Commissioner Donelon Reminds Policyholders of Approaching Deadline to Claim Property Insurance Rebate

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon reports ongoing progress in the shift of policies to the private market from the state’s insurer of last resort, Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens). At the same time, he is also reminding property insurance policyholders that the deadline to claim a rebate for the Citizens Assessment charged on their 2011 insurance policies is December 31, 2015.

New Orleans’ Affordable Housing Options Increase with The Deaconess Apartments

Dignitaries, developers, and residents celebrated the grand opening today of The Deaconess apartments at 2535 Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans. Formerly the Bethany Nursing Home, the renovated, 40-unit complex was awarded a $400,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant in 2014 from First NBC Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas).

Isaac CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program Floodplains and Wetlands Notice Early Public Review Notice

This shall serve as notice that St. John the Baptist Parish has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations located at 24 CFR 55.20, Subpart C- Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands, to determine the potential affects that the St. John the Baptist Isaac CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program may have on floodplains and wetlands located with St. John the Baptist 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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LOUISIANA HOUSING CORPORATION STRENGTHENS COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MAJOR REBRANDING

The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) today announced a major rebranding to reflect the organization’s increased focus on community development and accessibility. LHC has a long history of providing access to safe, affordable housing through development and funding, but this new initiative strengthens its commitment to community development and accessible housing.