NEW ORLEANS, LA - Mayor LaToya Cantrell mentioned on her official Twitter account on August 13, 2021, that the multifamily senior housing development will consist of 200 units and will be located at 10101 Lake Forest, New Orleans East is now 70 percent complete.
Her Administration has invested $1,500,000 in the development along with resources from the Housing Authority of New Orleans and Louisiana Housing Corporation. The project will be complete later this year.
On July 29, 2020, Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined other political officials and community partners to mark the start of work on a $32 million rehabilitation of Lake Forest Manor in New Orleans East, which will restore it to its intended use as a 200-unit senior living home.
The initiative is part of Mayor Cantrell's ongoing attempts to secure affordable housing for the city's residents, particularly in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation directs state and federal funds to the Office of Community Development, allowing the city to promptly respond to the increased housing and economic disruption imposed by COVID-19. It is hoped that the funding will be deployed for eviction and rental assistance, housing for homeless residents, and support small businesses.
She later stated that her administration is committed to creating affordable housing across the entire city. She then mentioned that the needs of every neighborhood are different, and for New Orleans East, affordable housing but in the form of senior housing and homeownership for families in the city is critically needed.
Mayor Cantrell also emphasized her commitment to rebuilding New Orleans East and District E. Housing, economic opportunities, and infrastructure are all part of this. The Department of Public Works has 40 projects worth $211 million planned for District E, including those that are presently under construction. Since May of 2018, there have been 12 projects worth $80 million under construction and 11 projects worth $36 million that have been finished.
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