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  • HUD awards NO $775K to fight discrimination

    May 11, 2012 6:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal housing regulators have awarded a New Orleans advocacy group $775,000 to help city residents who believe they've been victims of housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the grant Thursday to the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. The grant,... more »
  • HUD settles suit over Katrina housing program

    July 7, 2011 5:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday that it would hand out $62 million to 1,460 Louisiana homeowners to settle a lawsuit that alleged a Hurricane Katrina rebuilding program was unfair to blacks and left many people unable to rebuild in neighborhoods like... more »
  • Opelousas Mayor Upset Over OHA Audit Accusations

    May 24, 2011 10:59 PM

    The Mayor of Opelousas coming under fire after an independent audit of the Opelousas Housing Authority for the fiscal year from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Mayor Donald Cravins, Sr. said he doesn't often get upset about what is said about him in the public eye, but... more »
  • HUD Sets New Ethics, Other Policies in Lafayette

    April 24, 2011 2:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A new board of employees from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has set new policies to deal with nepotism, absenteeism and ethics at the Lafayette Housing Authority. A HUD spokeswoman says the agency has cut $300,000 in contracts, tightened financial controls and reassigned... more »
  • Past, Present and Future of the Lafayette Housing Authority

    March 7, 2011 6:54 PM

    Five new commissioners make their debut with the Lafayette Housing Authority. Shirley Vige was appointed to the board in late October but was sworn-in on Monday and elected Chairperson. Mary Guidry joins the Housing Authority's board of commissioners from Iberia Bank. She was elected Vice Chair during Monday's meeting. Attorney,... more »
  • HUD asks LHA board to resign

    February 23, 2011 11:47 PM

    HUD is calling for the resignations of Lafayette Housing Authority Commissioners and all but one of them declined the offer. Joe Dennis, Leon Simmons and John Freeman are refusing to step down from their posts. Donald Fuselier calling it quits- hoping the three others would do the same but they... more »
  • Judge: LHA Board did not violate laws

    February 15, 2011 12:01 PM

    Three Lafayette Housing Authority Commissioners alleged to have violated open meeting laws were not found to be in any violation. Retired Judge Arthur Planchard was appointed to the case, hearing testimonies from the commissioners and witnesses on Monday. The meeting in question dates back to October 26th where an... more »
  • Right Now: HUD Press Conference

    January 20, 2011 1:37 PM

    Right now: Lafayette Housing Authority Board Members hold a press conference to discuss the audit findings and to request an investigation. KATC's Shawn Kline is there and will have more on Acadiana's News Channel tonight.
  • HUD press conference today

    January 20, 2011 6:08 AM

    A hot topic in Lafayette will be addressed today. The members of the Housing Authority will hold a press conference to discuss findings of the legislative auditor and to request an investigation of those findings. The press conference will be held at 11:30 this morning at 1006 Surrey Street in... more »
  • Williams: Durel, Hardy, Fuselier "lied" about LHA

    January 19, 2011 11:34 PM

    Former Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Chris Williams making accusations after auditors release their report on the Lafayette Housing Authority. Williams was accused of double-dipping because he held a full-time job at UL and was contracted to work full time with HUD's Disaster Housing Assistance Program. However, Williams said that contract was... more »
  • Housing Authority employees could lose pay check

    December 30, 2010 8:01 PM

    An emergency meeting called Thursday at the Lafayette Housing Authority; banks are threatening to freeze some of the Housing Authority's funds, which could leave more than 50 employees without a pay check. "There may be a bill that's due (on Friday)." Housing and Urban Development Liason Dan Rodriguez says, "we... more »
  • More controversy coming from the Lafayette Housing Authority

    November 9, 2010 5:43 PM

    According to a HUD regional liason Dan Rodriguez, the board of commissioners approved to keep paying former director Walter Guillory and assistant Jonathan Carmouche for a period of 30-days. Rodriguez however, says they were not authorized to approve any payments. Both Guillory and Carmouche resigned from their posts... more »
  • HUD's plan for housing authority

    October 26, 2010 7:34 PM

    "I feel like the staff is in place and the processes are in place." That's the man the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is sending to Lafayette to help the housing authority get back on track, but how is he going to do that? Rodriguez says his only... more »
  • Top officials at Lafayette Housing Authority quit

    October 25, 2010 4:37 PM

    Two top officials at the Lafayette Housing Authority have quit less than a week after the agency was mandated to get federal approval for all spending. Executive Director Walter Guillory and Deputy Director Jonathan Carmouche left their posts Monday. Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the... more »
  • Walter Guillory Resigns From Housing Authority

    October 25, 2010 10:39 AM

    The head of the Lafayette Housing Authority has stepped down. According to workers at the Housing Authority, Walter Guillory and Johnathon Carmouche, assistant director, resigned this morning, effective immediately. We'll continue to follow this story and bring you more, later in the day. --------------------------------------------- From August 18, 2010... more »
  • LHA Assistant Director driving under suspended license

    August 31, 2010 7:19 PM

    More controversy swirling around the Lafayette Housing Authority. KATC learned the Assistant Director has been driving a government vehicle with a suspended license. This is the latest in a series of stories KATC has uncovered since an audit found more than $400,000 of mishandled funds. Here's a short history: Auditors... more »
  • Housing Authority scandal: Where's HUD? Exec. gets $55,000 raise amid DHAP height

    August 27, 2010 7:36 PM

    Board positions with the Lafayette Housing Authority are still up in the air... following an audit highlighting questionable payroll practices. City-Parish President Joey Durel is still waiting on commitments from two candidates. He now expects the board to be ready by Tuesday... questions still surround HUD and who... more »
  • HUD announces $135,000 in housing counseling

    October 15, 2009 7:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving four parishes more than $135,000 each for housing counseling grants. The grants for agencies in Jefferson,Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport were announced on Wednesday. Officials say they will help families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing,... more »

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