Abraham announces $27 million in USDA Rural Development funding to support 9 water systems...

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. R-Alto, today announced that nine projects in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District will receive more than $27 million in combined loans and grants from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development.


Mayor LaToya Cantrell congratulated the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) for securing a $2.3 million Jobs Plus Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will help families living in public housing obtain employment and other quality-of-life improvements.

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


President Michael S. Yenni is pleased to announce that the Jefferson Parish HOME Consortium, through the Department of Community Development, is currently accepting SUB RECIPIENT applications from NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS for the 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solution Grant (HESG) programs. Based upon the previous year allocations, the following anticipated amounts for funding are

City Officials to Discuss Revamped Online Tool Allowing Residents to Get Block-by-Block Details on...

NEW ORLEANS - (RealEstateRama) -- City officials will be available to discuss the City of New Orleans’ revamped online tool, which will allow residents...

Vitter, LA Delegation Urge HUD Secretary to Quickly Distribute Flood Recovery Funds

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) led the Louisiana congressional delegation in sending a letterto Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), urging him to quickly distribute $500 million in recently appropriated flood recovery funds via the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Boustany Announces Funding to Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $5,701,387 in grant funding to five Louisiana organizations under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

Extension Granted to Louisiana NFIP Policyholders Affected by March Storms

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted a 60-day extension on filing the Proof of Loss form for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who were affected by storms across the state in March. The program normally requires policyholders to file that form within 60 days of suffering flood damage.


The Department of Environmental Affairs has received a sub-grant from the University of New Orleans Technology Foundation, Inc. to help educate construction contractors on methods to reduce storm water pollution from construction site activities. The prime-grant was awarded to UNO from the United States EPA Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program.

Eight New Homes to be Built in Northwest Louisiana, Thanks to $55K Grant

For some, the "American Dream" may be difficult to achieve. Luckily, the Fuller Center for Housing Northwest Louisiana (Fuller Center NWLA) makes it easier for residents in the Shreveport-Bossier area to achieve that dream. The organization is building eight new single-family homes in Shreveport's Allendale neighborhood, thanks in part to a $55,800 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Red River Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas).

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Planned Collaboration Between HUD & State on Road Home...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement following the announced collaboration between State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide additional construction assistance and administrative remedies for Road Home Program grant recipients who have not yet returned to their homes, not yet elevated or are otherwise non-compliant with the Road Home Program.

Mayor Mayo Joins Effort to End Veterans Homelessness

 Mayor Mayo joins effort to end Veterans homelessness.  The Louisiana Housing Corporation pledges an additional $134,775 in Emergency Shelter Grant funding to be awarded to The Wellspring via the City of Monroe Community Development Division

Boustany Announces South Louisiana Airport Grants

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-South Louisiana) announced a series of grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to support local and regional airports in South Louisiana

Rep. Richmond Announces $10.3M in Disaster Recovery Grants for Roads, Streets, and Bridges in...

Rep. Richmond (LA-02) announced the release of additional disaster recovery grants for infrastructure repair work resulting from a re-evaluation of Hurricane Katrina related damage. These grants, funded through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be used to restore roads, streets, and bridges throughout New Orleans.

Rep. Richmond Announces Over $1.6M in Additional Disaster Recovery Grants

Rep. Richmond (LA-02) announced the availability of disaster recovery grants for areas hit hard by Hurricane Isaac. These grants are through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will go toward completing existing recovery projects.


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