New Orleans, Baton Rouge Rank in Top Five of Cities Across Nation with Pay Day Lending Problem

As many Americans suffer financially through the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a good time to be a payday lender, particularly in the South, where cities have the highest numbers of payday loan storefronts in the U.S., and residents are doing a lot of complaining to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....

Urban League of Louisiana, Foundation for Louisiana Launch Statewide Black Business Works Fund to Support Black-owned Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ida

The Urban League of Louisiana, in partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana, today announced the launch of the Black Business Works Fund, an initiative to assist Black-owned businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida.  Urban League of Louisiana President & CEO Judy Reese Morse was joined by Marc H. Morial, president & CEO of...

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....