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 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 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
The City of New Orleans, through the Office of Community Development (OCD), 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.
Organizations interested in applying for the 2016 Affordable Housing NOFA are required to complete the Registry of Community Organizations & NOFA Application processes. The NOFA application process is a competitive Request for Proposals process that establishes the criteria for awarding funds from the following funding sources:
- HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- Neighborhood Housing Improvement Fund (NHIF)
Preservation of Affordable Housing - Approximately $2.9 million available for the three owner occupied programs identified below:
- Substantial Rehabilitation Program
- Aging-in-Place Program
- Health and Safety Program
DEVELOPMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING - Approximately $5.1 million available for the three development programs identified below:
- Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Affordable Housing Program
- Bywater Vacant Scattered Site Properties (limited to developers awarded under HANO RFP)
- Lower Ninth Ward Development Initiative (limited to developers awarded under NORA RFP)
Release Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
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
Deadline Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
The NOFA and Registry applications will not be accepted after 3:00pm. These deadlines are firm as to date and hour.
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: