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Housing & Development

Banks Partner to Award $16,000 to Fund Community Engagement Projects

Gulf Coast Bank and Trust and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) presented $16,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) to support two major initiatives

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

Louisiana Remodeler Thomas Ashley Jr. Named 2017 NAHB Remodeler of the Year

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers honored Thomas Ashley Jr., CAPS, CGP, CGR, a remodeler from Denham Springs, La., with its highest remodeling achievement award, the 2017 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The award recognizes superior business management and customer service, exemplary NAHB and community involvement and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry. Ashley will be honored on Jan. 10, 2018, at the NAHB Remodelers All-Stars Celebration during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.

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 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.

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.

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

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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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Banks Partner to Award $16,000 to Fund Community Engagement Projects

Gulf Coast Bank and Trust and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) presented $16,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) to support two major initiatives