BATON ROUGE—The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA) forward allocated its 2008 tax credit authority in 2006 and 2007 for projects in the Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone and projects located outside the GO Zone requesting per capita low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), said Brenda Evans, program...
$3.9 Billion in NMTCs Announced
Sixty-one organizations have been selected to receive $3.9 billion in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) this year in the fifth round of allocations. Eleven organizations received $400 million in tax credits for redevelopment efforts in the hurricane-damaged Gulf Coast, according to the Community...
THE FRIENDLY LEADER: A Mentor to Many
When Moon Landrieu was confirmed by the Senate to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1979, top staffers paraded around the HUD building with a jazz band from the new secretary’s native New Orleans.
Protesters Storm New Orleans Housing Authority Office
About two dozen protesters temporarily seized control of the offices of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) on Aug. 31, protesting the lack of public housing in the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Protesters Storm New Orleans Housing AuthorityOffice
About two dozen protesters temporarily seized control of the offices of the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) on Aug.
NO. 5 • NEW ORLEANS: Doing the Second-Line Boogie
New Orleans’ famous brass band-led jazz funerals were often followed by what was known as a “second line” of revelers who joined the procession to boogie to the music.
Carpet Cottages the Latest in Low-RiseHousing
he design for the cluster of small houses, with their pitched roofs and clapboard siding, looks like something from another era of New Orleans architecture, but the plan for these “Carpet Cottages” is brand new.
The Savior of New Orleans?
So much depends on Ed Blakely, the planner charged with pushing the recovery effort from idea to reality.
Rebuilding the Gulf Coast
One of the critical needs in the hurricane-damaged Gulf Coast is housing, including affordable apartments.
The Katrina Effect
Mobile, Ala.—While New Orleans languishes, Mobile thrives.