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.
2016 Annual Action Plan
The Consolidated Plan (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 Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) Programs. The City must submit a 2016 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. The 2016 AP will detail how these federal funds will be used to address the Consolidated Plan’s priority needs for the City. The City must submit a 2016 Annual Action Plan to detail how federal funds will be used to address the housing and community development needs for the City of New Orleans.Attached is the Draft 2016 Annual Action Plan (AAP): 2016-DRAFT-AAP.pdf
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
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. The AFFH rule can be reasonably expected to achieve a material positive change in disparities in housing needs and in access to opportunity; replacing segregated living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns; transforming racially or ethically areas of poverty into areas of opportunity; fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws; and to access the contributing factors that limit choice and access for low-income communities and communities of color to develop goals and strategies to overcome these factors.The CNO & HANO will hold the 1st Public Hearing to discuss the development of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan and the importance of your participation:
When: Tuesday July 19, 2016
Where: Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center
2200 Lafitte Street New Orleans Louisiana 70116
If you need additional information or require special assistance, please contact the CNO at 658-4200 or HANO at 670-3300. AFFH information is available in English, Spanish & Vietnamese.
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
State Emergency Solutions Grants Programs (SESG)
The City of New Orleans, through the Office of Community Development (OCD), announces the availability of funds for 2016 to community based, not-for-profit and faith-based organizations that implement programs and/or projects addressing continuum of care (CoC) needs. Only organizations certified on the Office of Community Development’s Registry of Community Organizations are eligible to receive funding under OCD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The City’s priority for this funding is emergency shelters targeting traditional and non\traditional families. Organizations applying for 2016 SESG funds are required to submit a Registry of Organizations application and NOFA application. The purpose of the Registry is to ensure that applicants meet minimum eligibility requirements to receive federal and state grant funds through the Office of Community Development for programs. Certification on the Registry does not guarantee funding for program (s). Applicants certified for eligibility on the Registry must successfully complete the NOFA process to receive funding. Registry and NOFA applications are available beginning July 11, 2016. Registry applications 2016-Registry-of-Organizations-Application-(1).doc must be emailed to Donna Jones-Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 29, 2016.An original and two (2) hardcopies of the NOFA application, as well as one (1) copy of the Registry. Application must be delivered to: The Office of Community Development, 1340 Poydras Street, 10th Floor, N.O., LA 70112, no later than Friday, July 29, 2016, 3:00p.m. Central Standard Time, to be considered for funding. The NOFA application SESG-General-Information-Application-Revised.docx must be emailed to Tyra Johnson Brown at email@example.com no later than Friday, July 29, 2016. Should you have any questions or need assistance regarding the NOFA application, please contact Tyra Johnson Brown at (504) 658-4294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.