City Now Accepting Application for Emergency Utility Assistance Payments

Next Emergency Rental Assistance Community Event Scheduled Sept. 21 The Mayor’s Office of Housing Policy and Community Development is now accepting applications for utility assistance payments as a part of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program funded by The U.S. Department of Treasury. The City will disburse up to $5 million to eligible tenants in Orleans Parish with past-due utility bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The...

Local, State, Federal Officials Visit New Orleans East Hospital

Hospital Commended for Post-Ida Efforts Mayor Cantrell was joined today (Friday, Sept. 17) by U.S. HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, Gov. John Bel Edwards, and U.S. Rep. Troy Carter to tour the New Orleans East Hospital and to recognize its success in saving lives while enduring Hurricane Ida.  The hospital's CEO, Dr. Takeisha Davis and CFO, Danielle Willis were...

City Opens Transfer Station for Residents to Temporarily Dispose of Bagged Household Garbage Free of Charge

Hoping to assuage complaints about uncollected garbage piling up on curbs across New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Ida, the City Sanitation Department is allowing residents to dispose of bagged household garbage at the Elysian Fields Transfer Station free of charge temporarily while it works with trash collection contractors work to increase capacity....

New Orleans Gets More Rental Assistance Funding

The City of New Orleans recently announced that it has received an additional $9.5 million from The U.S. Department of the Treasury to support renters and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic, through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. "The City of New Orleans remains committed to ensuring our most vulnerable citizens receive much-needed support during a...

DSNAP Approved for Residents in 25 Louisiana Parishes Hit by Hurricane Ida

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) received federal approval Sept. 14, to provide Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) to families impacted by Hurricane Ida. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved a DSNAP operation for the following parishes and ZIP codes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton...