Office of Community Development
OCD’s Certified Contractors List
The Office of Community Development’s (OCD) Construction Bureau is seeking qualified housing rehabilitation contractors to apply to ‘O.C.D.’s Certified Contractors’ list. Approved applicants will be eligible to bid on housing rehabilitation projects funded through OCD. Minimum qualifications are required for eligibility to submit an application for the contractor certification process. Minimum Contractor Qualifications:
Deadline to submit applications: Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm. A contractor’s orientation seminar for approved applicants will take place at a site and time to be determined at a later date. Additional information can be obtained from OCD’s Construction Bureau Staff at (504)658-4350.
Inventory of Affordable Rental Apartments
The Office of Community Development supported the development of the rental properties contained in the attached list. There may be vacancies in these apartments. If you are interested in renting an apartment and meet the HUD income criteria, contact the apartment developments listed.
View rental inventory
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
2016 Assessment of Fair Housing Plan
City of New Orleans & Housing Authority of New Orleans
In 2015 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a revised legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees further the purpose of the Fair Housing Act. This obligation to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) has been in the Fair Housing Act since 1968.
The purpose of the AFFH rule includes the duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing, means taking meaningful actions, in addition to combating discrimination, that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. In developing the AFH Plan, the City and HANO, along with partner organizations and residents, were guided by the PolicyLink philosophy of equity that is defined as “just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. ” More specifically, the City and HANO stressed the equity principles below throughout the planning process.
If you need additional information please contact the CNO at 658-4200 or HANO at 670-3300. AFFH information is available in English, Spanish & Vietnamese.