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Governor Jindal Awards Over $8.7 Million in Grants to St. John the Baptist Parish

LAPLACE, LA - August 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Bobby Jindal awarded three grants totaling $8,748,292 to St. John the Baptist Parish that will go towards hurricane recovery efforts, hazard mitigation and infrastructure improvements. Governor Jindal awarded the funds to local officials in a ceremonial check presentation during an address to the River Region Chamber of Commerce as part of his "Louisiana Working Tour."

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Sara Simmonds to the White Lake Property...

BATON ROUGE, LA - August 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Sara Simmonds to the White Lake Property Advisory Board.

Rep. Melancon Secures $800,000 for South Louisiana Infrastructure Projects in House Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that includes $800,000 in earmarks Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03) secured for projects in the Third Congressional District. The funding was included in the fiscal year 2010 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill (H.R. 3288).

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Neal Miller to the Louisiana Housing Finance...

BATON ROUGE, LA - July 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Neal Miller to the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency. The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency serves to undertake various programs to assist in the financing of housing needs in the state of Louisiana for persons of low to moderate incomes.

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Craig LeBouef to the Louisiana Citizens Property...

BATON ROUGE, LA - July 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Craig LeBouef to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Directors.

Governor Jindal Announces $1.2 Million in Louisiana Community Development Block Grants in the Greater...

BATON ROUGE, LA - June 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Bobby Jindal announced three Louisiana Community Development Block Grants (LCDBG) totaling $1,289,850 today. The governor said the grants have been awarded to communities throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area in the form of public facilities grants to be used for infrastructure projects.

Governor Jindal Announces $4.6 Million in Louisiana Community Development Block Grants in Northeast Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA - June 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Bobby Jindal announced nine Louisiana Community Development Block Grants (LCDBG) totaling $4,656,862 today. The governor said the grants have been awarded to communities throughout Northeast Louisiana in the form of public facilities grants to be used for infrastructure projects.

Director Gambrell Tours Community Development Progress in New Orleans

Meets with local CDFIs, CDEs, small businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, and affordable housing developers supporting the recovery efforts. Washington, DC - June 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund Director Donna J. Gambrell traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana this week on a two-day trip to highlight how the CDFI Program and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program have provided needed resources to support the revitalization and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Reappointment of Karl Connor to the White Lake Property...

BATON ROUGE, LA - June 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the reappointment of Karl Connor to the White Lake Property Advisory Board. The White Lake Property Advisory Board serves to administer, control, and manage the White Lake Property, which is a conservation area encompassing more than 70,000 acres in Vermilion Parish.

St. Bakhita Opens in Marrero

One Hundred Green, Affordable Townhomes for Rent on the Westbank. New Orleans, LA - May 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Providence Community Housing, Enterprise Community Investment (Enterprise) and CLB Porter LLC today joined residents and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of St. Bakhita Apartments in Marrero, La, the first green and affordable rental property in Jefferson Parish. Named after the Sudanese native, kidnapped into slavery, canonized as a saint, “Bakhita” means “fortunate one,” and for the Westbank community that surrounds the apartments, these energy-efficient homes offer much needed post-Katrina housing opportunities and affordable rental options.

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Eugene Montgomery, III, to the Louisiana Citizens...

BATON ROUGE, LA - May 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Eugene Montgomery, III, to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Directors.

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Residential Building Contractors Subcommittee

BATON ROUGE, LA - May 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Residential Building Contractors Subcommittee.

Commissioner Donelon Urges Consumers to Protect Their Property with Flood Insurance

May 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Despite experts predicting an “average” 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon is strongly urging consumers to heed the lessons learned from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, and to protect themselves and their property against Louisiana’s most frequent and unpredictable natural disasters – hurricanes and floods. The Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1 through November 30, 2009.

Secretaries Donovan and Napolitano announce hurricane recovery funding for Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LA - March 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — On day one of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano's listening tour throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the secretaries announced hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to Louisiana to stimulate long-term recovery in the wake of last year's devastating hurricane season and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Opens at New Orleans Airport

February 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced that the Crowne Plaza New Orleans-Airport has undergone a $28 million renovation and conversion from a former Holiday Inn Select

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T & I Committee Passes Graves’ Legislation to Improve Disaster Recovery

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure advanced a slate of bills today, including a bipartisan disaster relief bill authored by Reps. Garret Graves (LA-6) and Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.). The legislation, H.R. 1311 is designed to help communities recover from disasters and increase disaster program transparency and oversight