Councilmembers Gisleson Palmer and Banks Join National Call for Moratorium on Mortgages and Cancellation of Rent During COVID-19 Crisis

Councilmembers Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Jay H. Banks will join representatives from other major U.S. cities to urge state and federal officials to cancel rent payments and impose a moratorium on mortgages. Elected leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle will express...

Drive-Thru Testing Consolidated to One Site in New Orleans

On Monday, March 30, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency  Preparedness (NOHSEP) announced the consolidation of the City-run drive-thru COVID-19 testing to one site in Orleans Parish.  Testing will continue daily at the UNO Lakefront Arena parking lot for individuals who arrive in a vehicle, are 18...

Black Press Establishes Coronavirus Pandemic Task Force and Resource Center

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of African American-owned newspapers and media companies, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing the NNPA Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center. The task force will include publishers, editors, physicians, nurses, corporate...

One Stop Shop Accesible to Public Online

Beginning today (March 24) certain permits and licenses can be applied for at the One Stop App public portal, http://onestopapp.nola.gov. These include building permits, sign permits, trade permits (including electrical and mechanical permits), and some permits related to streets and sidewalks. These permits, as well as other permit and license...