Office of Community Development
The Office of Community Development works to stabilize and revitalize communities in the City of New Orleans through the development of affordable housing and economic opportunity, and the delivery of community services that support Orleans Parish residents.The City of New Orleans currently operates under the 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan, which identifies priority housing, community development, and continuum of care needs and strategies to address these needs.
2015 Annual Action Plan
The City of New Orleans is currently planning its 2015 program year, the fourth year of its 5-year Consolidated Plan (CP). The CP is the five year Housing and Community Development Plan which is the planning and application process for four formula grants: The four formula grants are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Act (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA) Programs.Attached is the Draft 2015 Annual Action Plan: FINAL-2015-Annual-Action-Plan-5-15-15-F.pdf The City must submit a 2015 Annual Action Plan to detail how these federal funds will be used to address the housing and community development needs for the City of New Orleans.
2016 Affordable Housing Development Loan Fund NOFA
The City of New Orleans, through the Office of Community Development (OCD) is seeking applications from qualified financial entities to co-develop and administer the New Orleans Affordable Housing Development Loan Fund (Loan Fund). The Loan Fund will be established as a revolving loan fund that will provide financing in the form of short term, below market rate bridge loans to facilitate the development of affordable housing in New Orleans. Entities with a history of designing , administering, and financing affordable housing developments and experience working with housing development organizations using HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds are encouraged to apply. The Office of Community Development will allocate $1,000,000 in HOME funds as the initial capital to establish the Loan Fund. Additional funding will be made available for program delivery costs. NOFA Application packets are available in MS Word format (with one budget-related document in MS Excel), Affordable-Housing-Development-Loan-Fund-GIP-2-5-16.pdf Affordable-Housing-Development-Loan-Fund-Application-2-5-16.pdf Beginning Friday, February 5, 2016 from the Office of Community Development. All applications must be completed using forms supplied with this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). An original completed NOFA Application plus two (2) copies must be submitted not later than 3:00 pm central time on Friday, February 26, 2016 to: City of New Orleans – Office of Community Development, 1340 Poydras Street, 10th Floor, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. An electronic copy in pdf format of the NOFA application is also required to be e-mailed not later than 3:00 PM central time on Friday, February 26, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com . Contact OCD at (504)658-4200 if you have any questions.
Hurricane Isaac Recovery Program:
Find all information regarding the Hurricane Isaac Recovery Program including the Action Plan here.
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