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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Newsletter Archives from the Neighborhood Engagement Office

Small Business Administration to Offer Disaster Assistance to Residents Affected by August 5 Flooding

August 23, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison

Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer low-interest federal disaster loans to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by flooding that occurred August 4-6, including August 5 flooding in New Orleans.


Loans are open to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters whose property was damaged or destroyed by the flooding. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes.


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City Hall Spotlight on Tiffany Aidoo with NOLA for Life

August 9, 2017

by Greg Lawson, Deputy Director
Filed under: capacity building, community service, recreation

The City Hall Spotlight series aims to showcase the amazing work from some of the City's most dedicated public servants. For the August feature, meet Tiffany Aidoo, Program Manager at NOLA for Life and the force behind the highly successful Midnight Basketball program. 

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Neighborhood Leader Spotlight on Cynthia Wiggins

August 9, 2017

by James Baker, Faith-Based Coordinator
Filed under: community service, neighborhood spotlight

This month's Neighborhood Spotlight features Cynthia Wiggins, community advocate and organizer for over 30 years in the Central City neighborhood. The Neighborhood Engagement Office wishes to express our appreciation for her tireless work for the betterment of our communities.

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Announcing the Fall 2017 term of Civic Leadership Academy

August 8, 2017

by Justyn A. Hawkins, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: capacity building, community service, leadership development, neighborhood

The Neighborhood Engagement Office would like to announce the next term of its most popular initiative, Civic Leadership Academy (CLA). This is an engaging 8 week program that provides residents with an in-depth look at City government. The program includes tours, hands-on demonstrations and presentations that give participants an insider view of how the City of New Orleans operates. 

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Affected by the August 5th flooding? Here's what you can do.

August 7, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: public safety

On August 5th, as much as 8 to 10 inches of rain fell in isolated areas of the city within three to four hours. Many neighborhoods of the city saw rainfall amounts equaling a 1 percent chance of occurring in any year, a so-called 100-year event. Community organizations are our partners in preparedness and response, and several have stepped up to the call for assistance in the aftermath of this event. For more information on these volunteer opportunities, how businesses can help, or if you have been affected in any way by this storm, please utilize the information and resources by visiting NOLA Ready.

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