Office of Community Development

Welcome to the Office of Community Development (OCD)! We're a team dedicated to making the neighborhoods of Orleans Parish better places to live, work, and play.

At OCD, we have six units that work together to support our communities:

  • Planning & Resource Development Unit: They create plans and find the money to make our neighborhoods even better.
  • Neighborhood Services & Facilities Unit: They make sure everyone has access to important community resources like parks and community centers.
  • Affordable Housing Unit: They work hard to ensure that everyone can find a nice, affordable place to call home.
  • Environmental Compliance Unit: They keep an eye on our projects to make sure they're safe for the environment.
  • Intake Bureau Unit: They help people sign up for the programs and services they need.
  • Construction Unit: They build and fix up houses and other buildings to make our neighborhoods look great.

One important thing to know is that OCD receives money from the federal government to help our city. We carefully choose local organizations that can use this money to help the most people in the best way possible. While we can't give money directly to individuals for home repairs, we can connect you with resources that may be able to assist you.

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Our goal is to create neighborhoods that everyone can be proud of, and we do that by providing affordable housing, creating jobs, and offering special programs for those who need extra support. We believe that by working together, we can make New Orleans a city where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Office of Community Development

(504) 658-4200
1340 Poydras Street 10th Floor New Orleans, LA 70112

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April 9, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

UPDATED: City of New Orleans to Offer Utility Assistance This Week to Eligible Renters in Danger of Service Disconnection

Please note, due to the anticipated extreme weather tomorrow, the utility assistance events will now take place Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12.

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April 8, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Offer Utility Assistance This Week to Eligible Renters in Danger of Service Disconnection

The Mayor’s Office of Housing Policy and Community Development will host a community-based outreach event to provide financial assistance to eligible renters who are at risk of electric or water disconnection.

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April 4, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Extend Total Community Action's Fiscal Management Services CEA for Low Barrier Shelter

The City of New Orleans will extend the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) between Total Community Action (TCA), Inc. and the City to continue acting as the fiscal agent for the Low Barrier Shelter (LBS) through May 31.  

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March 27, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Partners with Nonprofit SBP and NORA to Break Ground on 39 Affordable Housing Units in Lower Ninth Ward

The Mayor’s Office of Housing Policy and Community Development (OCD) Director Tyra Johnson Brown today joined District E Councilmember Oliver Thomas, SBP New Orleans Executive Director Kenneth Morgan, Jr., SBP Chief Financial Officer Keith McCulloch, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) Executive Director Brenda Breaux, BankPlus Executive Vice President and Louisiana President Jeff Ehlinger and Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) Chief of Multifamily Production Louis Russell to break ground on the $11.7 million affordable housing development known as St. Claude Gardens II. This project is slated to bring 39 new affordable housing units across 20 scattered lots throughout the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans beginning in June 2024.

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