DSNAP Application Days Added for All Parishes

Louisiana Receives Approval to Extend DSNAP Due to High Applicant Volumes The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services received federal approval to extend its Hurricane Ida Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) operation by three days to provide the large volume of applicants more time to complete DSNAP interviews....

City Launched Hurricane Ida Deductible Program to Assist Homeowners

The City of New Orleans today ( Sept. 29) announced the launch of a new program to assist Orleans Parish residents impacted by Hurricane Ida.    Beginning Sept. 30, the Mayor’s Office of Housing Policy and Community Development will accept applications for the Hurricane Ida Insurance Deductible Program. The City expects to spend up to $2 million in Neighborhood Housing Improvement Funds (NHIF) that will provide financial assistance to households earning up to 140 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), estimated...

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....

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...

McDonald’s, Local Owners Team Up to Serve Free Hot Meals to Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ida

Local McDonald’s restaurant Owner/Operators and McDonald’s USA will serving thousands of free, hot meals top from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily Sept. 8 - Sept. 11 to New Orleanians impacted by Hurricane Ida. The fgrab-and-go meals are prepared and distributed from the McDonald’s McRig, a full-sized tractor-trailer with a...

City of New Orleans Offers Transportation Assistance to State Shelters After Hurricane Ida

With continued power outages and service interruptions in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida, the City of New Orleans will begin offering daily transportation assistance to state-run public shelters for residents who want to temporarily leave the impacted area. Entergy New Orleans estimates power will be fully restored to Orleans Parish...