Omnibus Spending Bill Protects National Housing Trust Fund

Omnibus Spending Bill Protects National Housing Trust Fund – National Low Income Housing Coalition Affordable housing and homeless advocates are elated that the FY16 Omnibus Appropriations bill protected the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), unlike the earlier House version of the THUD spending bill. As noted above, the omnibus bill was signed by President Barack […]

LHA Annual Listening Tour/Candidates Forum a Success

LHA Annual Listening Tour/Candidates Forum a Success LHA’s annual Listening Tour took place during the months of August – October, ending the week before the state primary elections. Recognizing the importance of the Governor’s race and the many legislative races in contention, LHA modified this year’s Tour format and conducted candidate forums throughout the state. […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The issues of housing and domestic violence are intricately connected- domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children in Louisiana. Here are three things you can do this month to help end domestic violence and assist Louisiana families that are experiencing the problem: Learn about […]

Sheila Crowley Retiring after 17 Years as President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Board Announces Executive Search

This month, Sheila Crowley announced that she will retire in 2016 from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) after leading the organization as President and CEO for over 17 years. Dr. Crowley will continue with NLIHC through April 2016 to ensure a smooth and successful transition for her successor. The NLIHC Board of Directors […]

State Accepting Public Comments on Plan to Allow Interim Housing Expenses, Additional Construction Assistance for Non-Compliant Road Home Grantees

BATON ROUGE – The State of Louisiana is accepting public comments on Action Plan Amendment 65, which would allow Road Home grant recipients to claim interim housing expenses previously incurred as an unmet need. This amendment augments the previous APA 58, which modified Road Home Program policies for homeowners who had diverted grant proceeds to […]

Updates on the 2015 Listening Tour- You Can Still Join Us!

This year, our Listening Tour took the form of candidates forums for the upcoming legislative elections around the state. The goals of the forums are to provide: Local/parish/regional voters with an opportunity to learn about and compare legislative candidate positions on housing and other issues in a neutral setting, and Candidates with an opportunity to make […]

September Resources

Conferences and Trainings SRABC Annual Conference: Moving from Talk to Action  October 8-9, 2015 Beau Rivage Resort, Biloxi, Mississippi Click here for more details and registration The conference’s purpose is to engage a diverse group of practitioners, researchers, policymakers, funders and other stakeholders from economic development and asset-building fields to discuss challenges and solutions for […]

Member Spotlight: SAC Couples Housing with Business Development in Northwest Louisiana

One of our most recent members is the Strategic Action Council (SAC) of Northwest Louisiana. SAC is “a broad-based regional, business, and civic organization created to enhance the capacity of the region so that it can compete in today’s global, technology-driven economy. SAC is dedicated to improving economic and enterprise development, education, and healthcare throughout […]

LHA Releases Report on the State of Affordable Housing in Louisiana

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, the Louisiana Housing Alliance released a new report, 2015 Report on the State of Affordable Housing in Louisiana. The report was prepared by Nick Sorrells with the assistance of Dr. Marla K. Nelson of the University of New Orleans and Marla Y. Newman of the Louisiana Housing Alliance. The Greater New Orleans […]

Baton Rouge Candidates Forum October 6th

LHA has partnered with the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging for the Baton Rouge stop on its 2015 Annual Listening Tour. The event will take the form of a candidates forum and will take place October 6, from 9:30am-1pm at the Capital City Event Center, 6955 Florida Blvd. If you’re in the Baton Rouge […]