To manage federal entitlement grants, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Act, and CARES ACT to effectively and efficiently administer programs and activities related to these funds.
The Community Development Department is responsible for managing federal entitlement grant funds, preparing all associated reports, complying with all federal and state requirements, maintaining records according to federal guidelines, and effectively administering the following programs:
CDBG Housing Lead Abatement Program provides assistance to low income qualified recipients with lead testing and lead abatement services for houses built before 1978. One required criteria is that a child or children under the age of 6 must live in the house. The program will apply to owner occupied and rental housing units. Applications are taken on a first come, first serve basis for consideration. For more information on this program, contact the Rehab Program Manager at 318-449-5074.
Demolition Program uses CDBG and City funds to enforce the City's Ordinances and the International Property Maintenance Code on abandoned, blighted, burned and deteriorating structures. Property owners are notified of legitimate complaints for life safety issues affecting the surrounding area regarding their structures and are afforded the opportunity to correct the issues. If corrective action is not taken timely, the City moves through the condemnation process to have the structure demolished and liens the property for associated expenses. Complaints are processed in the order of severity of hazard to the community. For more information on this program, contact the Demo Program Manager at 318-449-5071. Demo Q&A
CDBG-CV Care Act, Phase 1 & 3 provides emergency utility assistance payments to low to moderate income qualified applicants. For more information on this program, contact the Cenla Community Action Committee, Inc at 318-314-3480.
HOME Affordable Housing Development Program assists Residential Contractors with building new construction houses or substantially renovating existing houses. Once work is completed, the houses are sold to qualify low and moderate income families. For more information on this program, contact the Rehab Program Manager at 318-449-5074.
EPA Brownfield Grant provides assistance to eligible commercial property owners to test hazardous substances they may have on their site and develop a plan for remediation. For more information on this program, contact the Program Manager at 318-449-5071.
To become an eligible Contractor to bid on Rehab work, contact the Rehab Program Manager at 318-449-5074. To become an eligible Contractor to bid on Demo work, contact the Demo Program Manager at 318-449-5071.
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