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Councils consider $260k in rent, utility assistance at Tuesday meeting

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 22:41:45-04

Tonight, the Lafayette's city and parish councils will voted on rental and utility assistance for residents in need.

The emergency vote was pushed by Councilwoman Liz Hebert to take $60,000 in federal grant money from Habitat for Humanity and $200,000 from Lafayette Consolidated Government's first-time homebuyers grant to Catholic Charities of Acadiana to help with utilities and rent assistance.

The plan required a separate votes from Lafayette's Parish Council and City Council. The emergency ordinance vote and introductory ordinance vote on the item passed unanimously. it will move to a final adoption vote at the city-parish council meeting on July 21, 2020.

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