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 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...

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...