Housing & Development

Housing & Development

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

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.



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


Former Duson Housing Authority director pleads guilty to stealing more than...

United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that the former Duson Housing Authority director pleaded guilty to stealing more than $110,000 in funds. Patsy Clark, 60, of Duson, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Hanna on one count of federal program theft.