Mayor Cantrell, City and Partner Agencies Provide Winter Weather Update

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today joined public safety, infrastructure and public health agencies as well as representatives from the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans and Entergy New Orleans to update residents on preparations for freezing weather that could compromise city streets and energy and water supplies. “We know that...

Mayor Cantrell to Meet With President Biden at White House to Stimulus and Relief Package

Mayor LaToya Cantrell is expected to meet with President Joe Biden on Friday, Feb. 12, as part of a small group of mayors and governors invited by President Biden to discuss the importance of state and local funds in the next stimulus and relief package currently being considered by Congress. Some...

City Officials Launch Citywide Vaccine Waitlist

Today (Thursday, Feb. 11), the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD), New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and the Orleans Parish Communication District announce the launch of the Citywide Vaccine Waitlist. New Orleans residents 65 years of age and older (or otherwise eligible in the current phase) who have not...

City Will Begin Taking Applications for Rental Assistance Program on Feb. 15

The Mayor’s Office today (Wed., Feb. 10) announced an expansion of its rental assistance program with the recent allocation of $11.6 million in federal funds. The City is expecting an additional $14 million from the state of Louisiana for rental assistance. This program will begin taking applications on Monday, Feb....

City Announces Restrictions for Upcoming Mardi Gras Weekend and Mardi Gras Day

To keep large crowds off the streets and the spread of COVID-19 down, City officials today (Friday, Feb. 5), announced enforcement procedures for the upcoming Mardi Gras weekend and Mardi Gras day, in addition to enhanced enforcement this weekend. Leaders are also urging all residents and visitors to continue to follow...

Louisiana Expands Vaccine Eligibility

Residents between ages 65-69, other select groups now added to ongoing vaccinations Louisiana will begin vaccinating people between the ages of 65 and 69 against COVID-19 on Monday, February 8, expanding eligibility to more than 275,000 additional Louisianans, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, Feb. 4.  The availability of more...

Help is on the Way for Renters Struggling to Pay, Facing Eviction

Budget Committee Approves $11.6M in Federal Funding for Emergency Rental Assistance Program Full Council Expected to Take Up the Measure at Feb. 11 Meeting The Council's Budget Committee recommended approval today of $11.6 million in federal funding for the City’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The rental assistance funding is part...