COVID-19 Meal Program Enters its Ninth Month

The City of New Orleans recentlu announced that the COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program will continue to run until at least Mar. 31, bringing the program into its ninth month. The program is opearted in parttnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This emergency food program serves New Orleans residents by...

Statewide Rental Assistance Program Launches with $161 Million in Federal Funds

Orleans, Jefferson and five other parishes will administer their own programs Governor John Bel Edwards recently announced the launch of Louisiana’s new statewide emergency rental assistance program for renters and landlords experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $161 million program will serve the 57 parishes...

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 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...

WHAT WE’RE SAYING: Senate Committee Tanks Bill To Spare Students with Outstanding Lunch School Lunch Bills Embarrassment

Last week, the state Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 to reject a bill that would have prevented schools from punishing and embarrassing students with outstanding lunch debts. The bill would have prohibited the public identification of such students and relieved them of extra chores or exclusion from any school privileges for unpaid...