Yearly Archives: 2016

City Receives $800K Grant to Provide Housing, Mental Health Services to New Orleans Homeless...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the New Orleans Health Department and the Office of Community Development in partnership with UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) announced that the City of New Orleans has received an $800,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide housing and mental health services to the city’s homeless population.

Former Morgan City housing authority executive director, employees sentenced for theft of half a...

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that the former executive director of the Morgan City Housing Authority and three former employees were sentenced for a conspiracy related to theft of half a million dollars


On Friday, July 15, 2016 Terry McCarthy was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA), located in Washington D.C. In the 36 years of the Jefferson Parish Finance Authority (JPFA) or Jefferson Parish, no one has ever served on this national board until now

City Successfully Secures Final Settlement of $1.2 Billion from FEMA to Repair Hurricane Katrina-related...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that FEMA has obligated $1.2 billion in recovery funds to repair Hurricane Katrina-related damage to New Orleans’ roadways and subsurface infrastructure, including water, sewer and drainage pipes. The settlement of $1.2 billion in previously unobligated recovery funds brings the total to over $2 billion secured under the Landrieu Administration for roads and subsurface infrastructure. Mayor Landrieu and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate announced the agreement on the final settlement in December 2015.


The Jefferson Parish Finance Authority, in partnership with the Jefferson Parish Department of Community Development, announces that the First Time Home Buyer Program has funds available to assist individuals to purchase a home in Jefferson Parish

Vitter Announces $2.6M for Infrastructure Improvements to Louisiana Airports

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding multiple grants totaling $2,356,267 to fund projects to improve Louisiana airports in Concordia, Richland, and Bossier Parishes. Additionally, the State of Louisiana will receive a grant of $300,000 to conduct a study identifying Louisiana airports with additional development needs. The Federal Aviation Administration will be responsible for allocating the funding to the State of Louisiana and all three airports.


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

City of New Orleans Recognized by International Think Tank Sustainia

The City of New Orleans has been recognized by renowned Denmark-based think tank Sustainia. The City’s Gentilly Resilience District has been listed among 100 outstanding sustainable solutions according to the Sustainia100 2016, which distinguishes public and private organizations for employing new mindsets and innovative thinking to deliver on everything from good health and affordable and clean energy, to improved infrastructure and sustainable urban development

City Sells all 18 Available Properties During June Adjudicated Property Auction

On June 1, the City of New Orleans held its monthly online auction for adjudicated properties, which brought in more than $184,500 after 28 individuals bid on the 18 properties that were for sale. Fifteen bidders won 18 auctions with nine going into extended bidding. A total of 660 bids were placed with the highest priced auction at $31,061. Winning bidders received full ownership and title insurance for each property. The next auction is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, 2016.<

SCOTUS Ruling Adds Strong Protections For Property Owners From Obama Overreach

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) released the following statement upon the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) yesterday ruling 8-0 Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. Inc., in favor of providing protections for landowners subject to Army Corps of Engineers jurisdictional determinations for wetlands under the Clean Water Act.

Critical Waterways Infrastructure Bill Moves Forward; Includes Important Lipinski Amendments

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, including Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3), has passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. The bill authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop and maintain America’s vital water infrastructure, including the locks and dams that mitigate flooding and facilitate commerce in Northeastern Illinois.

City Of New Orleans To Hold Online Auction For Adjudicated Properties This Wednesday

The City of New Orleans will host its monthly online auction for adjudicated properties on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., subject to a rolling close in case of last-minute competitive bidding. Nineteen properties are scheduled to be sold throughout the community, where winning bidders will receive full ownership and title insurance for each property.

Louisiana DOTD joins Infrastructure Week 2016

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.

Louisiana Housing Corporation Board Elects New Chairman and Appoints New Interim Executive Director

The board of directors of the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) held a special meeting April 27 to elect Lloyd "Buddy" Spillers as its new chairman of the board and appoint E. Keith Cunningham, Jr. as Interim Executive Director and General Counsel

Vitter Announces Major Louisiana Wins in Water Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) announced the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) passed with bipartisan support through the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW). Vitter successfully included a number of provisions that will improve flood control and coastal hurricane protection for Louisiana communities.


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