The City of New Orleans announced today that the Mayor’s Office of Housing Policy and Community Development will host a roundtable meeting for the public from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday, March 17 in the 21st-floor conference room of the Orleans Tower, located at 1340 Poydras Street.

The meeting is open to the public and is being held to solicit feedback on the potential uses of $9.5 million in HOME America Rescue Plan funds awarded to the City.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) has provided $5 billion to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country. New Orleans is one of 651 state and local jurisdictions to qualify for HOME-ARP grants in 2021. These grant funds will be administered through HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

Eligible activities for the use of the funds include production or preservation of affordable housing; tenant-based rental assistance; supportive services, homeless prevention services, and housing counseling; and the purchase and development of non-congregate shelters.

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