Housing & Development

Housing & Development

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

Intersections of Iberville and Canal Streets at Bourbon Street

The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will close Iberville Street at the intersection of Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 8 a.m. and lasting for approximately three weeks. The Iberville intersection closure is in addition to the lane reduction on Canal Street already underway. Public safety is our top priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site.

City to Break Ground on S. Galvez Street Reconstruction Project

Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City and State o fficials, and community stakeholders to break ground on the $5.4 million S. Galvez Street Reconstruction Project in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood. The construction will stretch from Toledano Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Baton Rouge Lasik

Mayor Landrieu Joins Coalition of Mayors and Organizations across Louisiana Asking Delegation to Protect...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu wrote a letter urging the Louisiana congressional delegation to reject President Donald Trump’s Administration’s proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The letter is signed by other Louisiana mayors and community stakeholders that have benefited from these grants. This comes following the Trump Administration's announcement of its 2018 budget proposal

City Construction Sites Will Operate Over Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend, several City of New Orleans’ construction contractors will continue operating at their job sites during all or a portion of the Memorial Day weekend, Saturday - Monday, May 27-29, 2017.

City, S&WB Host Preview of New Water Towers at Carrollton Water Plant

Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB), city and state officials, and community members at the Carrollton Water Plant (8800 South Claiborne Ave.) to preview and tour the water tower construction project.

Traffic Advisory: Through Traffic on Conti St. at the Intersection of Bourbon St.

The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will close Conti Street at the intersection of Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8 a.m. through sunset. The temporary closure is necessary for construction crews to identify the actual location of underground utilities that may have settled over time. Public safety is our top priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site.

Scalise Announces 2017 Offshore Energy Tour

Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) today announced he will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation on his ninth annual Offshore Energy Tour. ‪On May 11, the delegation will meet with stakeholders from the energy industry, tour an offshore production platform and drilling rig, take part in a roundtable discussion with local energy and oilfield services industry leaders

Boston Fed President discusses trends in commercial real estate

Speaking in New York on Tuesday, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren discussed commercial real estate valuations. While a variety of favorable conditions account for some of the elevated valuations, he noted that at such times it is worth asking what could go wrong and cause a reversal.

Senators Markey and Whitehouse, and Rep. Langevin Lead Legislation to Harness Offshore Wind Energy

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02) reintroduced legislation that would spur the growth of offshore wind energy in the United States by extending tax credits for this burgeoning renewable industry.

DEPARTMENT OF PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, ZONING/QUALITY OF LIFE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF SWEEP

The Jefferson Parish Department of Property Maintenance Zoning/ Quality of Life (PMZ) conducted a sweep on the Westbank in Council District 4 on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The streets included in the sweep were Bryant Street, Marcie Street, Park Manor Drive and Tugie Street.

Mayor Landrieu’s Office of Community Development Awards Over $12 Million to Create and Preserve...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Community Development (OCD) has awarded over $12 million to development partners to create or preserve over 700 affordable rental and homeownership units in the City. The announcement comes during Fair Housing Month, which was created to commemorate of the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968.

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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