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Housing & Development

Louisiana Receives National Recognition for its Port Construction and Development Priority Program

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recognizes Louisiana in a recent publication “The State of Freight II—Implementing the FAST Act and Beyond.”

HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR LOUISIANA TORNADO VICTIM

U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Louisiana and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds

DOTD to begin traffic shift on I-49 South project in Jeanerette over weekend

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that beginning Saturday, February 11, crews will begin the process to shift traffic on its I-49 South project in Jeanerette.

EAST BANK CONSOLIDATED FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES HIGHEST RATING SCORE IN LOUISIANA

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR JEFFERSON PARISH NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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

LHC to Hold Public Workshop on Qualified Allocation Plan on December 15

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.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

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 Landrieu Presents 2017 Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets

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).

City Officials to Discuss Revamped Online Tool Allowing Residents to Get Block-by-Block Details on...

NEW ORLEANS - (RealEstateRama) -- City officials will be available to discuss the City of New Orleans’ revamped online tool, which will allow residents...

Mayor Landrieu Joins City Officials and Lower Ninth Ward Business and Community Leaders to...

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City officials and Lower Ninth Ward business and community leaders to celebrate completion of the North...

Vitter, LA Delegation Urge HUD Secretary to Quickly Distribute Flood Recovery Funds

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.

Boustany Announces RESTORE Act Funding to Reinforce Louisiana’s Coastline

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

Bossier City, Louisiana, Housing Authority Agrees to Pay $120,000 and Implement Reforms to Settle...

The Justice Department announced today that the Bossier City, Louisiana, Housing Authority (BCHA) has agreed to pay $120,000 and adopt new policies and practices to settle a lawsuit alleging that it discriminated on the basis of race and disability, in violation of the Fair Housing Act.  The settlement must still be approved by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Boustany Supports Storm Protection and Coastal Restoration for Louisiana

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

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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 Receives National Recognition for its Port Construction and Development Priority...

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recognizes Louisiana in a recent publication “The State of Freight II—Implementing the FAST Act and Beyond.”