Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

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.

Mayor Landrieu, City, State and Federal Officials, and Homeless Service Providers Announce Plans to...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu in partnership with the Downtown Development District (DDD), State and Federal officials and local service providers announced plans to expand homeless services at the former Veterans Affairs hospital located at 1530 Gravier Street. The expansion will include 100 new overnight shelter beds on the floor above the Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), which serves as a homeless day shelter.

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

New Orleans Building Corporation to Erect Fencing Around Parking Lots Under U.S. 90/ Pontchartrain...

Today, the New Orleans Building Corporation (NOBC) – the City of New Orleans’ public benefit corporation – announced that it will erect fencing around the surface parking lots under the U.S. 90/ Pontchartrain Expressway. In total, four parking lots under the expressway along Calliope Street from St. Charles Avenue to S. Rampart Street/Loyola Avenue will be fenced so that they may be returned to commerce as managed parking.

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) beginning overnight on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, and ending Sunday morning, Jan. 24, 2016, 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.

Mayor Mayo Joins Effort to End Veterans Homelessness

 Mayor Mayo joins effort to end Veterans homelessness.  The Louisiana Housing Corporation pledges an additional $134,775 in Emergency Shelter Grant funding to be awarded to The Wellspring via the City of Monroe Community Development Division

City Shelters Homeless Individuals and Conducts Cleaning Under Pontchartrain Expressway

Today, in keeping with Mayor Landrieu’s efforts to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness in New Orleans, the City of New Orleans sheltered 43 homeless individuals from multiple areas across New Orleans and conducted a thorough cleaning of the surface parking lots under the U.S. 90/Pontchartrain Expressway

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Mayor Landrieu to Celebrate Progress on Ending Veteran Homelessness

First Lady Michelle Obama joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu and about 200 leaders from across government, industry and the non-profit sector to celebrate progress across the country on the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness and to recognize New Orleans for becoming the first major city in America to end Veteran homelessness. The event also marked the fourth anniversary of the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative aimed to increase support and opportunities for Veterans

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Thursday, March 5, 2015, 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

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 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

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 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

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

The weather forecast indicates the temperature or wind chill factor in New Orleans is expected to fall to 35 degrees or below overnight on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. All citizens should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from the potentially dangerous effects of this weather. Citizens are advised to protect their homes and businesses by dripping their faucets and wrapping their exposed pipes in rags, towels or newspaper. Citizens are also encouraged to check on neighbors and the elderly to make sure they are prepared.

New Orleans Recognized by National Alliance to End Homelessness for Work With Veterans

Today, New Orleans was recognized by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) for its efforts in reducing the number of veterans experiencing homelessness by 62 percent in the last three years. Since 2011, more than 300 veterans have been sheltered in New Orleans. This recognition is part of the Alliance’s new ongoing educational initiative called Never Another Homeless Veteran external link campaign spotlighting communities like New Orleans that have taken advantage of new resources and new strategies like rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing to ensure that homeless veterans are housed.

City Houses Homesless Individuals From Under Pontchartrain Expressway

Today, in keeping with Mayor Landrieu’s efforts to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness in New Orleans, the City announced that it has sheltered 84 homeless individuals formerly living underneath the U.S. 90/Pontchartrain Expressway overpass from South Claiborne Avenue to St. Charles Avenue.

Mayor Landrieu announces goal to end homelessness among veterans in New Orleans by end...

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined United States Senator Mary Landrieu, members of the New Orleans Interagency Council on Homelessness, and military leaders and veterans at The National World War II Museum to commemorate Independence Day and announce the City of New Orleans’ drive to be the first city in the nation to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2014. In June, Mayor Landrieu participated in a panel discussion at the White House with other mayors from across the country where they shared and discussed successful strategies which have reduced veteran homelessness. At the event First Lady Michelle Obama and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness which aims to eliminate veteran homelessness in American in 2015

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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 Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Sees Continued Drop in Policy Count...

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