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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.

Ochsner Opens New Ochsner Medical Complex – River Parishes

Ochsner Health System opened its new Ochsner Medical Complex – River Parishes, completing a relocation of services from the former River Parishes Hospital campus to a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art facility near Tiffany Drive and Airline Highway in LaPlace. The new 20,000 square foot medical complex housing a 24-hour, 7-days a week emergency department accommodating 13 private beds, and onsite laboratory and radiology services using the latest technologies, is part of a $30 million investment and three-year commitment by Ochsner to St. John the Baptist Parish

Graves Statement on HUD’s Flood Recovery Waivers

Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) issued the following statement today after the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) provided the state of Louisiana some flexibility with respect to how federal disaster relief funding can be spent in response to the Great Flood of 2016, as requested by Graves and other Louisiana officials:

City Breaks Ground on Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project

Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials, and community stakeholders to break ground on the $3.8 million Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project. Construction will stretch from Chef Menteur Highway to Dwyer Road in New Orleans East.

City to Break Ground on Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project

Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City and State officials, and community stakeholders to break ground on the $3.8 million Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project. Construction will stretch from Chef Menteur Highway to Dwyer Road in New Orleans East.

DOTD to hold public meeting for I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge project

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be hosting an open-forum public meeting on August 3, 2017 for State Project No. H.003931, the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project

Traffic Advisory: Intersection of Bourbon and Conti Streets, 200 Block Full Closure

The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works’ construction contractor will close the intersection of Conti Street at Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 8 a.m. for approximately two weeks. The closure will allow construction crews to install new underground utilities as part of the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project. Public safety is our top priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site

Entergy Announces Power Outage for all of CBD, Portion of Lower Ninth Ward

Entergy has notified the City that the Central Business District (CBD) will be experiencing a power interruption until approximately 1 p.m. Addtionally, Entergy has reported a power outage affecting a majority of the Lower 9th Ward due to damaged equipment hit by a truck

Robottom Requests Approval of Agreements to Improve Water Services and Assist Small Businesses

President Robottom moved action items forward to replace aging infrastructure and help the business community at the recent Council Meeting. In an effort to begin the process of seeking funds to replace existing water meters, Parish President Robottom received approval of a resolution to submit a loan pre-application to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for commercial and residential water meter replacement.

City Releases French Quarter Safety & Security Traffic Study

The City of New Orleans released the French Quarter Safety & Security Traffic Study, which includes proposed recommendations to help reduce public safety risks in the French Quarter. The recommendations are linked to and support the comprehensive strategy of public safety and infrastructure investments outlined in the New Orleans Citywide Public Safety Improvements Plan, which is designed to ensure that the City is better prepared to prevent and react to public safety threats.

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.

Scalise on Fox Business Network: Dodd-Frank has destroyed community banks

Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) joined Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co." yesterday to discuss House passage of the Financial CHOICE Act and President Trump's infrastructure plans.

Scalise in Times-Picayune: ‘I will not allow coastal restoration money to be raided’

As hurricane season begins, we should all make preparations to protect our families and homes in the event a storm heads our way. Similarly, we must do all we can to protect our communities for the long term through robust efforts to rebuild our eroding coastline, which is our first line of defense from hurricanes

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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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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.