Finance Authority CEO Mtumishi St. Julien to Retire

Longtime executive director of the Finance Authority Mtumishi St. Julien announced today that he will retire in July.

St. Julien’s decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable 25-year career of strong leadership as an affordable housing advocate and a continuous public servant to the people and the city of New Orleans.

During St. Julien’s tenure at the Finance Authority, the agency issued more than $300 million in mortgage revenue bonds, oversaw the issuance of $35 million in capital improvement financing for Xavier University, the $13 million financing of the 236-unit Willows Apartment, the $12.5 million financing for the Gulf Coast Housing Partnership Project mixed-use senior housing and commercial development at Martin Luther King and O.C. Haley boulevards and administered $27 million in Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Block Grant funds for soft second mortgage loans.sponsors.  These sponsors prepare meals for over 130 locations. Including NORDC summer camps and recreation centers, Housing Authority of New Orleans Sites, many local churches and community-based organizations.  Any child under the age of 18 may participate.

Mayor Landrieu Unveils 2016 Summer Programs

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials unveiled a robust package of recreation and job opportunities that are available to New Orleans youth this summer. Opportunities are available through the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and NOLA Youth Works, the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program.  Additionally, the city and its partner, Share Our Strength, will announce plans to provide free meals to youth this summer.

NORDC will offer 34 youth camps (ages 4-12). The programming offers a wide array of academic, cultural and recreational activities, including free field trips to the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and NORDC pools for water safety lessons. Registration for partner-sponsored camps and programming is now open, and parents can visit NORDC’s website for a full list of opportunities and instructions on how to register their children.  Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

NORDC will also offer 13 teen camps (ages 13-15) in partnership with JOB1 and the City’s office of workforce development. The teen camps will offer local teenagers career exploration seminars to expose participants to a variety of job fields. Free breakfast, lunch and field trips are provided. Additionally, teens will earn a stipend of $75 per week. Teen Camp applications are accepted by scheduled appointments only.

The Mayor’s 2016 NOLA Youth Works Summer Employment Program will serve ages 13-21 with five program offerings.

Mayor Landrieu is calling on local businesses and organizations to sign up to be part of the program. Prospective employers can learn more about the program by visiting www.nola.gov/nolayouthworks. Employers can also request information by emailing nolayouth@nola.gov or by calling the city’s office of workforce development at (504) 658-4531.

Visit the NOLA Youth Works website for full program information and to schedule an appointment.  Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to apply early.

Also this summer, the city and its partners are aggressively working to coordinate free summer meals for all NORDC summer camps by linking them to Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors.  These sponsors prepare meals for over 130 locations. Including NORDC summer camps and recreation centers, Housing Authority of New Orleans Sites, many local churches and community-based organizations.  Any child under the age of 18 may participate.

The New Orleans Tribune

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