Abraham announces $27 million in USDA Rural Development funding to support 9 water systems...

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, today announced that nine projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $27 million in combined loans and grants from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.


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.


Mayor LaToya Cantrell congratulated the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) for securing a $2.3 million Jobs Plus Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will help families living in public housing obtain employment and other quality-of-life improvements.

Coming Soon: Traffic Relief for the Capital Region

Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana), Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson and other state leaders marked the beginning of construction today on a solution to the Capital Region’s traffic bottleneck at the I-10 Washington St. Exit.


Mayor Cantrell announced the release of $10 million dollars in funds to go toward affordable housing in New Orleans. The City released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the awarding of approximately $10,000,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

Former Duson Housing Authority director pleads guilty to stealing more than $110,000

United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that the former Duson Housing Authority director pleaded guilty to stealing more than $110,000 in funds. Patsy Clark, 60, of Duson, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Hanna on one count of federal program theft.

Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Sees Continued Drop in Policy Count & Changes in...

The eleventh round of depopulation is underway for the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens) and Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon points to the program’s ongoing success as a sign of the strength of the Louisiana homeowners insurance market

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) beginning overnight tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, and ending Saturday morning, Dec. 9, 2017, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents

Graves Announces Duplication of Benefits Fix, Other Disaster Policy Improvements in Sweeping FEMA Reform...

A series of bipartisan federal disaster policy changes authored by Congressman Garret Graves (R-South Louisiana) – including a fix to the duplication of benefits problem plaguing many Louisiana flood and other disaster victims – were approved yesterday by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in sweeping FEMA reform legislation

City to Demolish Blighted Properties

On Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, the City will demolish two properties (7855 and 7857 S. Cornet Ct.) in its continued effort to reduce blight and bring vacant properties back into commerce. The City’s blight reduction strategy, launched in 2010, has reduced blight citywide by over 15,000 addresses.

City Issues Filming Notice for Residents Downtown and Central City

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices for residents Downtown and Central City. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., a production company will film exterior scenes on the corner of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and Felicity Street. As a result, the intersection of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and Felicity Street will be closed during the specified time

Gov. Edwards Appoints Andreanecia Morris to State Housing Board

Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Andreanecia M. Morris to the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) Board of Directors effective August 9, 2017. Morris currently serves as Executive Director for HousingNOLA and has more than 20 years of affordable housing experience in the public and private sector.

LHC’s Nicole Sweazy to Chair Governor’s Council on Homelessness

The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) is pleased to announce that Nicole Sweazy has been selected to chair the Governor's Council on Homelessness (Council). "Louisiana is blessed with abundance in many ways and with those blessings comes the responsibility to care for the least among us," said Gov. John Bel Edwards.

City Issues Update on Status and Path Forward for French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project

The City of New Orleans issued an update on the status and path forward for the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project (FQIIP) which began on April 24, 2017. Due to significant rain delays, unforeseen site conditions and budget, the City has determined that it will take a phased approach to complete the project.

Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Sewerage and Water Board Update

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s drainage system in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. Twenty-two of 26 generators ordered for additional capacity and redundancy have arrived and are being connected. They are expected to be in service by Monday. Four final generators are in route from Miami and will be delivered Monday. This redundancy will remain throughout Hurricane Season.


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