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Mon
Nov 01
2021
10:14 AM
Hurricane Ida

FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ida Assistance

Survivors of Hurricane Ida now have until Nov. 29 to apply for individual assistance with FEMA.

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Mon
Oct 18
2021
3:26 PM
Hurricane Ida

True or False: SBA Loans and FEMA Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application holds many benefits for Hurricane Ida survivors who apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

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Fri
Oct 01
2021
10:31 AM
Hurricane Ida

City of New Orleans to Close Elysian Fields Transfer Station

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will close the Elysian Fields Transfer Station at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave. as a result of the demand consistently decreasing over the last week

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Thu
Sep 30
2021
10:03 AM
Hurricane Ida

Operation Blue Roof Application Deadline Extended

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Blue Roof program sign-up deadline is extended through October 15, 2021 for the residents who sustained Hurricane Ida damage in the 25 eligible parishes in southeastern Louisiana.

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Wed
Sep 29
2021
7:14 PM
Hurricane Ida

City Launches Hurricane Ida Insurance Deductible Program to Assist Homeowners

The City of New Orleans today announced the launch of a new program to assist Orleans Parish residents impacted by Hurricane Ida. Beginning tomorrow, Sept. 30, 2021, 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 at about $98,140 for a family of four to initiative storm damage repairs.   

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Thu
Sep 23
2021
4:34 PM
Hurricane Ida

City Awarding Four Emergency Contracts to Solve Solid Waste Collection Crisis

The City of New Orleans announced that it will award four contracts aimed at solving the solid waste collection crisis that is continuing to plague our neighborhoods. Emergency contracts will be awarded to Ceres Environmental Services, LLC; River Birch, LLC; Waste ManagementInc. and Witt O’Brien’s, LLC. The City is pursuing FEMA funding to subsidize the cost; the current estimates for all new emergency trash collection is in the range of $20M.

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Thu
Sep 23
2021
2:41 PM
Hurricane Ida

Hours Extended for DSNAP A-Z Days on Sept. 24-25

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is extending the hours for DSNAP interviews on Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25, to allow all applicants in Phase 1 parishes regardless of last name to call to interview and apply. The new extended hours for all last names (A-Z) is 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Mon
Sep 20
2021
12:28 PM
Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida SBA Disaster Assistance Webinar

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Louisiana businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced.

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Mon
Sep 20
2021
9:28 AM
Hurricane Ida

Is FEMA assistance available if I’m being evicted from my storm-damaged home?

Louisiana renters who face eviction or have been evicted from their storm-damaged home or apartment complex, whether their unit had damage or not, may be eligible for disaster assistance from FEMA.

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Fri
Sep 17
2021
9:38 AM
Hurricane Ida

City Responds to Solid Waste Management Crisis with Comprehensive Plan

Today, the City of New Orleans outlined a near-term plan aimed at solving the solid waste management crisis that is plaguing our neighborhoods. Following an insufficient response to a nationwide emergency procurement for additional solid waste collection, the City is pushing forward with a multi-pronged approach to alleviate the trash build up throughout the city, leveraging resources from internal City departments and partner agencies, as well as operational Mardi Gras clean up expertise. 

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