The American Water Works Association, the largest association of water professionals in the world, today applauded the U.S. Congress for passing a Farm Bill that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff.
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
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.
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.
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
On Wednesday, September 14 the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will host a statewide summit in New Orleans on community reinvestment and neighborhood revitalization in Louisiana. The Louisiana Reinvestment Summit will feature keynote addresses by New Orleans Councilmember Jared C. Brossett and New Orleans Councilmember-at-Large Jason Rogers Williams
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
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces its participation in the national advocacy and educational event, Infrastructure Week, which will take place from May 16-23. Across the country, businesses, labor organizations, elected officials and more will join together to tell citizens and policymakers alike how #InfrastructureMatters to their communities, businesses and jobs, health and safety, and daily lives – and the need for increased and continued investment from all levels of government and the private sector.
Association’s Louisiana Chapter Petitions Fifth Circuit to Challenge OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule, Citing Fact Rule Is Not Feasible Given Limitations of Current Dust Removal Technology
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced today that the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions (OFI or the Office) has received a certificate of accreditation for banking and mortgage supervision, certifying that the Department maintains the standards and practices set by the CSBS Accreditation Program. This is the Office’s sixth banking accreditation and second mortgage accreditation. The OFI, led by Commissioner John P. Ducrest, was first accredited in 1989 for banking and in 2010 for mortgage
Ten new homes will be built in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge (HFHGBR), thanks to a $70,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant issued from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution Whitney Bank.
On Aug. 5, the second in a series of innovative online monthly auctions for adjudicated properties brought in over $4 million after 417 people placed more than 14,600 bids to buy all 170 properties that were for sale. In addition, 15 delinquent accounts of $525,657.11 were paid in full in the weeks leading up to the auction. Altogether, the adjudicated property auction process has so far brought in more than $8.3 million for the City of New Orleans through two auctions and is helping to revive economic activity and create a fairer tax system