Mayor Landrieu, New Orleans Business Alliance Board of Directors Names Quentin L. Messer, Jr....

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), the public-private partnership charged with economic development for the City of New Orleans, has hired Quentin L. Messer, Jr. to lead NOLABA as president and CEO effective July 1, 2015. He has most recently served as assistant secretary for Louisiana Economic Development (LED)

City Shelters Homeless Individuals and Conducts Cleaning Under Pontchartrain Expressway

Today, in keeping with Mayor Landrieu’s efforts to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness in New Orleans, the City of New Orleans sheltered 43 homeless individuals from multiple areas across New Orleans and conducted a thorough cleaning of the surface parking lots under the U.S. 90/Pontchartrain Expressway

Boil Water Advisory Cancelled for English Turn and Lower Coast Algiers

The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB), in consultation with the state Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), has cancelled the boil water advisory for residents and businesses in English Turn and Lower Coast Algiers. The advisory was cancelled after the bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area was safe to drink and could be used as normal for personal needs

President Obama and Local Residents Discuss Rebuilding and Recovery in New Orleans

Senior Administration Officials Joined President to See Recovery Progress Firsthand. WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- On his sixth trip to New Orleans since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, President Barack Obama today visited the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School and held a town hall event to hear directly from the people of Louisiana. President Obama discussed both the progress made in the region and the challenges that remain. In his first public event in New Orleans, President Obama also spent time answering questions from everyday people.

Federal Employees Volunteer with New Orleans Organizations on Rebuilding Projects

4 Day Service Project Around Katrina 4th Anniversary is Part of the President's United We Serve Initiative. New Orleans, LA - August 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nearly 100 Obama Administration officials and federal employees are volunteering with New Orleans organizations over the next four days to mark the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The four-day effort was launched today in front of the Rebuilding Together New Orleans Community Center, one of several sites at which volunteers will be working. When it is completed, the center will house AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers serving New Orleans.

HUD Secretary Donovan joins Elected, Housing Officials to Celebrate Groundbreaking at Former Lafitte Community

Work Begins at Former Public Housing Site As Katrina Anniversary Nears. August 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- WHO: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), Capital One, Enterprise, L+M Development Partners, Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA), Louisiana Recovery Authority/Office of Community Development and Providence Community Housing

Additional Millions Provided To Rebuild Orleans’ Nursing Home

NEW ORLEANS, LA - August 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lafon Nursing Facility of the Holy Family, with the help of an additional $2.3 million federal grant, is currently rebuilding so that it can once again service New Orleans' elderly, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA)

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.

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.

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.

HUD approves neighborhood stabilization plans of state of Louisiana and New Orleans

Funding aimed at neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosure WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today approved plans from the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans seeking to recover from the effects of high foreclosures and declining home values.

DOE Helps Build Four New Energy-Saving Homes in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA - January 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — DOE announced on December 19 that four newly constructed homes in New Orleans, Louisiana, are the first in that city to meet the energy performance goals of the Builders Challenge.

HUD Secretary returns to break ground at C.J. Peete to bring new housing, mixed-income...

Groundbreaking is second in 30 days to redevelop old public housing NEW ORLEANS - January 08, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston returned to New Orleans today for a second time in less than 30 days to break ground at another public housing site that was slated for redevelopment prior to Hurricane Katrina

DOE Partners with New Orleans Developer to Meet Builders Challenge Benchmark

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 22, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the successful completion of the first...

Rebuilding Together Teams with NBA for “NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service”

New Orleans - February 12, 2008 – Rebuilding Together New Orleans, a leader in the city’s post-hurricane renewal, will be hosting almost 400 NBA...


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