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

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 07, 2020

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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