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Lafayette receives more housing funds as part of CARES Act

Posted at 4:39 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 17:39:38-04

This month, Lafayette and other cities in Louisiana received additional funding from HUD as part of the CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The allocation came on Friday, September 11, 2020 to places with households facing higher risks of eviction.

To date, HUD has provided nearly $5 billion in CDBG funding nationwide to help communities combat the coronavirus and alleviate economic hardship.

Lafayette has received $1,392,777 of those funds through the program in this latest grant. The program has in total awarded Lafayette $2,245,712 in funding.

These funds can be used to provide temporary financial assistance to meet rental obligations for up to 6 months. The funds are focused toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction.

  • Communities with high rates of individuals in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment
  • Communities with high rates of businesses in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment
  • Concentrations of those most at risk for transmission and risk of eviction, with higher amounts for states with high rates of coronavirus.

Areas in Louisiana receiving funding are below:

Alexandria LA $296,948
Baton Rouge LA $2,018,024
Bossier City LA $500,566
Houma-Terrebonne LA $696,525
Kenner LA $434,252
Lafayette LA $1,392,777
Lake Charles LA $610,439
Monroe LA $383,763
New Orleans LA $3,442,184
Shreveport LA $1,369,767
Slidell LA $183,427
Thibodaux LA $100,436
Jefferson Parish LA $2,181,623
St. Tammany Parish LA $927,463

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