Mayor Landrieu To Join LA Gov, HUD Officials To Announce City/ State NDRC Awards Totaling $243M

Mayor Mitch Landrieu

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Tammye Treviño to announce details of the City of New Orleans’ and State of Louisiana’s awards of more than $243 million through the federal agency’s National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) at Mirabeau Gardens, 1200 block of Mirabeau Ave., in New Orleans, at 2:00 p.m.

         Through NDRC, HUD will provide funding for resilient housing and infrastructure projects to states and communities that were impacted by major disasters between 2011 and 2013.

         The City of New Orleans will receive $141,260,569 in NDRC funding to enable the establishment of its first-ever Resilience District in the Gentilly neighborhood. HUD funding will support several integrated initiatives that include workforce development and creating parks and green streets that will turn the Gentilly neighborhood into a national model for retrofitting post-war suburban neighborhoods into resilient, safe and equitable communities of opportunity. New Orleans is one of only 13 jurisdictions out of 67 eligible applicants to be awarded funding from NDRC and the award is the second largest nationally.

         The State of Louisiana will receive $92,629,249 in NDRC funding to support its Louisiana Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments Program.

         Combined, the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana have the largest award nationally.



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