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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1/25/2016

Contact: Hayne Rainey
For Media Inquiries Only
communications@nola.gov
(504) 658-4945

NEW ORLEANS AWARDED OVER $141 MILLION
FROM HUD'S NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE COMPETITION

New Orleans award is the second largest nationally

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was joined by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and City, State and Federal officials to celebrate the City of New Orleans award of $141.3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). HUD's competition is designed to help state and local communities recover from past disasters while improving their ability to withstand future extreme events through strategic community investments.

New Orleans is one of only 13 jurisdictions out of 67 eligible applicants to be awarded funding from NDRC and the award is the second largest nationally.


As a recipient of a $29.7 million grant from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, NORA facilitated the new construction or renovation of 463 affordable homes for low-to-moderate income New Orleans families in partnership with 15 developers city-wide.

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It's about time we retired the phrase "The Brooklyn” of anywhere, right? First, because most people in the country can’t relate to New York-centric references. And second, because when it comes to gentrification and being “the next cool place,” Brooklyn is pretty much over.

But what are the next cool, mildly affordable neighborhoods just waiting to be overtaken by young creatives? Sure, there are plenty of sexy ‘hoodsbro-ish ‘hoods, and evenhipster ‘hoods, but let's be honest, they’re all pretty much played at this point. And more importantly, they're all too expensive for anyone without a trust fund or investment-banking job.

Which is why we decided to tap trendsetters, developers, and real-estate professionals -- folks with their fingers on the pulse of America's cities and towns -- for their predictions of the country's next hotspots; neighborhoods that are affordable now, but poised to blow up. From the South Bronx to Sioux Falls, here are the 12 they chose.

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December 10, 2015                       

 

Media Contact:                                                                              

Sarah Tiambeng

(504) 214-0042

sarah@thespearsgroup.com

 

HousingNOLA Unveils Official 10-Year Affordable Housing Implementation Plan

Plan to create 3,000 affordable housing opportunities by 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LAHousingNOLA, a program of the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA), unveiled its official strategy and implementation plan to increase access to affordable housing over the next decade.

The plan was developed over the last year by an executive committee of representatives from a number of housing advocates and developers including the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the Foundation for Louisiana, the Louisiana Housing Corporation and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA).

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