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Around the State in Housing

Substantial Amendment to the State of Louisiana  2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and 2016 Action Plan The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) with $3 million in federal funding under the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF). 2016 is the first year that funding has been made available under […]

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Tax Credit Policies Last week, Enterprise released its latest report on efforts to balance cost control with building quality and resident opportunity in affordable housing, Giving Due Credit: Balancing Priorities in State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Allocation Policies. The report identifies leading approaches for advancing cost effectiveness while still developing and preserving affordable housing that […]

Fighting the Good Fight

We must take a note from the Louisiana Housing Corporations for taking the lead and setting the example of fighting the good fight for affordable housing and  hardworking Louisianans who deserve an affordable, decent and safe place to live.  Please see the letter below from LHA member and Chairman of LHC Board of Directors Lloyd […]

Let’s Talk About Rent

The Rising Cost of Rental Housing in the U.S. Study Laurie Goodman from the Urban Institute writes about the importance of and rising demand for rental housing in the U.S. Between now and 2030, there will be an unprecedented surge in demand for rental housing, which will disproportionately impact housing affordability and availability among low-income, […]

The New Deal at LHC

Louisiana Housing Corporation Board Elects New Chairman and Appoints New Interim Executive Director Baton Rouge, LA – The board of directors of the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) held a special meeting April 27 to elect Lloyd “Buddy” Spillers as its new chairman of the board and appoint E. Keith Cunningham, Jr. as Interim Executive Director […]

Louisiana Receives Federal Funding from the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently designated the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) as a recipient of $3 million in federal funding under the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF). 2016 is the first year that funding has been made available under this program, and now is a critical time to demonstrate Louisiana and […]

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STATE AND LOCAL POLICY New Orleans Studying Ways to Increase Affordable Housing The New Orleans City Planning Commission will conduct a 120-day study on ways to increase affordable housing in its city, which faces rising rents and increasing demand. Read more about affordable housing in New Orleans. POLICY MAKING ON THE HILL Appropriations Bills Moving […]

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HOME MATTERS – Work to do in April!! Social Media Content, Content, Content! Using Home Matters Tenets to Promote Awareness and Conversations Every month we will be providing our supporting organizations with a series of social media posts that will bring awareness to your work and highlight the Home Matters narrative. We have created images […]