Housing

New rental assistance program now being offered in Kenner

The City of Kenner Community Development Department has been awarded a grant from the Louisiana Housing Corporation to provide homeless prevention services to Kenner residents.

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HUD and VA to provide permanent homes to 175 homeless vets

By Brittany N. Odom Contributing Writer United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans (VA), will provide permanent

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HANO adopts new criminal background policy
By David T. Baker Contributing Writer The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) last week took its first step to eliminating barriers persons with criminal histories face in seeking affordable housing and ...
Settlement reached in St. Bernard housing case
By April Siese Contributing Writer After lengthy legal battles, a settlement has finally been reached in a discriminatory housing controversy that has halted development in St. Bernard Parish. On Friday, May 10, ...
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Harrell Building spotlights Central City’s comeback
By Philip Stelly Contributing Writer The revitalization of Central City got a major boost last week with the dedication of the Harrell Building, a refurbished structure that counts the New Orleans Redevelopment ...
Gentrification pushing African Americans out of cities
By Glenn Minnis (Special from Black America Web to New America Media) — For the better part of three decades, Sikhulu Shange tirelessly labored within the often challenging confines of the ...
Settlement reached in Road Home discrimination challenge
By Kelly Parker The Louisiana Weekly Residents impacted by hurricanes’ Katrina and Rita are perhaps closer to moving beyond the “roadblock” known as the Road Home Program. On Wednesday, the federal government ...
Threat to American dream of home ownership devastating for minorities
By Barbara Arnwine TriceEdneyWire.com As the economic downturn continues to plague employment, education and every other aspect of American living, including housing, it is imperative to note the ongoing loss of wealth ...
HANO to collect $1.8M in overpaid housing assistance
The Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) last week began collecting an estimated $1.8 Million in overpaid housing assistance to a total of 956 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program landlords, ...
City tweaks spending as $38B federal budget cut ripples downstream
By Ariella Cohen http://thelensnola.org Two months after President Barack Obama and Congress averted a government shutdown by eliminating $38 billion in federal spending for 2011, New Orleans is feeling the pinch.

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