City of New Orleans to Host Community-Based Rental Assistance Event in New Orleans East

City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced the Office of Housing Policy and Community Development will host a second Community-Based Rental Assistance event Tuesday, August 10th through Thursday, August 12th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joe Brown Park Recreational Facility located at 5601 Read Blvd.

City employees will be on site to provide updates and review documentation for rental assistance applicants with application numbers between 5,001 and 11,000. Specific applicants have received notices and have been asked to bring a form of identification, proof of address and current income, as well as documentation evidencing the amount owed in back due rent. Translators, Entergy Representatives and Legal Aid will be available. There will also be an opportunity to receive a vaccination upon leaving the event.

It is important to note that the City has expended the funds currently available for rental assistance. Approved applicants will be given a letter stating that they are preliminarily eligible for funding and are in line to receive funding once additional rental assistance funds are provided to New Orleans. The City hopes that the preliminary approval measure will decrease the processing time once funds are received.

Social distancing and masks will be required. For more information, please contact the Office of Housing Policy and Community Development at (504) 658-4231 or (504) 658-4232.

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