Comm. Jackson Welcomes Statewide Housing Roadshow to Northwest Louisiana
The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development “Partnerships That Build Community” will be in cities across Northwest Louisiana August 15th & August August 16th of next week.
Newly appointed leaders, LHC Executive Director Joshua G. Hollins and USDA Rural Development State Director Deidre Deculus Robert, will lead the tour in an effort to strengthen partnerships, improve housing services statewide, and increase the utilization of critical housing programs for urban and rural communities throughout Louisiana.
LHC will spearhead the urban city visits. Members of the executive team will provide updates on new and existing programs including the Developer Assistance Plan - a new program that aims to provide relief to housing developers experiencing rising costs. Attendees will learn about upcoming funding opportunities, homeownership programs, energy and water assistance, and much more. USDA Rural Development State Director Deidre Deculus Robert will discuss programs that impact housing in urban communities.
USDA will lead the rural city stops. USDA’s investment in rural communities includes affordable places to call home, economic development, clean water, and better infrastructure. Director Robert will discuss the synergy of programming between LHC and USDA in the areas of single-family and multi-family housing development, homeownership, home rehabilitation, and local government partnership.
"Quality affordable housing and homeownership is an essential element to creating thriving communities across North Louisiana. This tour is one of many ways we can meet people where they are." -Commissioner Steven Jackson, Caddo Commissioner & LHC Board Member
"The work to answer our housing needs can’t be done by one single entity. This is why LHC and USDA RD are partnering to reach communities to build partnerships that amplify our work and ultimately finds more Louisianans in safe, affordable, energy efficient housing.” -Joshua G. Hollins, LHC Executive Director
Statewide and regional data outlining LHC’s ongoing commitment to affordable housing and energy assistance will be presented at all meetings. The tours will also serve as an opportunity to provide public input on the development of LHC’s 2024 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). Developers and members of the public interested in providing QAP comments are encouraged to attend.
“Partnerships That Build Community” Event Schedule:
104 Legends Avenue, Grambling, La 71245
Natchitoches – Rural
716 2nd Street, Natchitoches, La 71457
505 Travis Street, Shreveport, La 71101
Homer, La - Rural
507 W Main Street, Homer, LA 71040
Visit https://www.lhc.la.gov/press-releases/lhc-usda-announce-statewide-tour for a complete list of tour dates, times, and locations.