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...

State Tourism Office Unveils Civil Rights Trail

The Louisiana Office of Tourism recently announced the launch of the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail and LouisianaCivilRightsTrail.com. The Louisiana Civil Rights Trail brings together the events of the 1950s and 1960s that placed the state of Louisiana at the center of the national Civil Rights Movement and narrates the compelling stories and experiences of the people...

City Extends Meal Assistance Program through February

In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the City of New Orleans recently announced that the COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program will continue through at least Mar. 1, 2021, bringing the program into its eighth month. Funding for the program's extension was approved by FEMA, which covers 75 percent of...

City Council Amends DBE Program in Effort to Better Serve Minority-Owned Businesses

At its Jan. 28 meeting, the New Orleans Council approved an ordinance that will rename, restructure, and simplify the City’s DBE program. Now called the Equitable Business Opportunities Program, the changes are designed to increase the program’s effectiveness and address deeply-rooted economic disparities faced by local minority-owned businesses.  Key updates...