Office of Community Development
2016 Annual Action Plan
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
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.
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
2016 HOPWA/ESG/SESG (NOFA)
The City of New Orleans, through the Office of Community Development (OCD), announces the availability of funds for 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). These funds are only available for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) and State Emergency Solutions Grants Program (SESG) that address homelessness prevention, rapid-rehousing, outreach and shelter; and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) that addresses the housing needs for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Organizations applying for 2016 HOPWA, ESG and 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 October 28, 2016: or contact OCD at (504) 658-4200 to request an electronic copy. Registry applications must be emailed to Donna Jones-Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 18, 2016.
An original and one (1) hardcopy 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, November 18, 2016, 3:00p.m. Central Standard Time, to be considered for funding and the NOFA application must be emailed to Madelyn Cosey Sanchez at email@example.com. Should you have any questions or need assistance regarding the NOFA application, please contact Madelyn Cosey Sanchez at (504) 658-4214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Registry of Community Organizations
2016 General Information Packet HOPWA
2016 HOPWA Application
ESG SESG General Information Application
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
2016 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Choice Neighborhood Initiative Amendment
The City of New Orleans, through the Office of Community Development (OCD), re-announces the availability of funds to Community-based, For Profit, Not-for-Profit and Faith-based organizations that implement programs and/or projects addressing affordable housing development and preservation goals outlined in the “Housing for a Resilient New Orleans” plan. This amendment serves to clarify the application criteria for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Affordable Housing Program.
Revisions To The General Information Packet and Application For CNI
General Information Packet ‘CNI Affordable Housing Program’: The Office of Community Development, in partnership with the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), will make available 42 vacant properties located in the Iberville Redevelopment Target Area which is bounded by Broad Street to the north, Rampart Street to the south, St. Bernard Avenue to the east and Tulane Avenue to the west. This NOFA will award development financing to qualified housing developers interested in purchasing and redeveloping vacant properties that will provide Affordable Rental and Homeownership opportunities for families that meet income eligibility requirements from HANO, NORA, and/or OCD. Down payment and closing cost assistance is available for eligible homeowners through the Finance Authority of New Orleans (FANO) Expand to Homeownership Grant Program. More information on the program can be found at: http://www.financeauthority.org/ .
Affordable Rental Development is a 2016 priority to meet the one-for-one replacement threshold for the CNI Iberville Redevelopment target area.
Application ‘Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) Affordable Housing Program’: $2,000,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is available for Rental and Homeownership Development in the CNI Iberville Target Area providing financing to support the development and/or sale of these properties.
Additional information and application packets are available in MS Word format (with one budget-related document in MS Excel), from the Office of Community Development (http://www.nola.gov/community-development/ ). A Registry of Community Organizations application packet will also be available to ensure all applicants applying for funding meet minimum eligibility requirements to receive federal and state grants through OCD (http://www.nola.gov/community-development/ ).
Deadline Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The CNI NOFA and Registry applications will not be accepted after 3:00pm.
Organizations who submitted CNI NOFA applications on September 23, and/or September 30, 2016 will have an opportunity to amend existing applications if desired. New submissions are not required.
2016 NOFA General Information Package (GIP)
2016 NOFA Application - Bywater
2016 NOFA Application - CNI
2016 NOFA Application - Lower Ninth Ward
2016 NOFA Application - OOR- Aging -in-Place
2016 NOFA Appliication - OOR - Health and Safety
2016 NOFA Application - OOR - Substantial Rehabilitation
2016 NOFA Application - CDBG Budget Form
2016 NOFA Application - Bywater-Properties List
2016 NOFA Application - CNI Properties List
2016 NOFA Application - Sources and Uses Statement
2016 NOFA Application - Subsidy Layering Template
An information session for Developers interested in CNI properties was held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and here are the answers to frequently asked questions: