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C ITY OF N EW O RLEANS NAHLFA Annual Educational Conference – April 4, 2013 Brian E. Lawlor, Director of Housing Policy and Community Development The State.

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1 C ITY OF N EW O RLEANS NAHLFA Annual Educational Conference – April 4, 2013 Brian E. Lawlor, Director of Housing Policy and Community Development The State of Recovery in New Orleans

2 2 State of Recovery in New Orleans Major Issues Strategy Initiatives

3 Major Issues 3 Crime Blight and Vacant Properties Occupied Substandard Housing Diminishing Federal Resources

4 Crime reported crimes from 3/26/13 - 4/1/13 Compared to other U.S. cities: one of the highest violent crime rates one of the highest homicide rates one of the highest motor vehicle theft rates above average chance of property theft orleans/crime/#description

5 Blight and Vacant Properties 5 September 2010 – 43,755 blighted properties March 2012 – estimated 35,700 blighted properties

6 Substandard Housing 6 Percent of households 0-30% AMI >30-50% AMI >50-80% AMI >80-100% AMI TOTAL % substandard housing – lacking complete plumbing or kitchen facilities % severely overcrowded % overcrowded % housing cost burdened % severely housing cost burdened # zero/negatives income and none of the above problems 795 % Housing Problems - Owner Occupied (households with one of the listed needs)

7 Substandard Housing 7 Percent of households 0-30% AMI >30-50% AMI >50-80% AMI >80-100% AMI TOTAL % substandard housing – lacking complete plumbing or kitchen facilities % severely overcrowded % overcrowded % housing cost burdened % severely housing cost burdened # zero/negatives income and none of the above problems 2270 % Housing Problems - Renters (households with one of the listed needs) The poorer a family is, the more likely the family is to live in substandard housing, experience overcrowding, and be severely cost burdened. The lower a family falls on the income spectrum, the more likely they are to experience more than one housing problem.

8 Diminishing Federal Resources 8

9 -11.89% % 9

10 Strategy 10 Facilitate, Link, Leverage Revitalize Neighborhoods Place-Based Development Provide Housing Choices

11 “Facilitate, Link, and Leverage” 11 TransparencyCollaboration AccountabilityProductivity

12 Neighborhood Revitalization Goals 12 PEOPLE  Quality early childhood education  Educated workforce  Children are ready to enter school  Children are succeeding in school  Employment and entrepreneurship opportunities  Children and families are healthy  Residents are safe in their community NEIGHBORHOOD ₪ Infrastructure and revitalization ₪ Blight removal ₪ Green space ₪ Improved public spaces ₪ Expand Access to amenities ₪ Fresh foods ₪ Neighborhood services/retail ₪ Business / job opportunities ₪ Support Cultural Assets

13 Place-Based Development Areas 13

14 Provide Housing Choices 14 Soft Second Mortgages through February 2013

15 Initiatives 15 Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) First Time Homebuyer Assistance Land Disposition Crime Reduction / Neighborhood Revitalization Claiborne Corridor Study Community Development Investments New Code Enforcement Ordinance

16 Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) 16

17 First Time Homebuyer Assistance 17 Affordable Homeownership Development Program November 2012 Awards NORA-owned lots Privately-owned lots

18 Land Disposition 18 GOAL: reduce blighted properties by 10,000 by end of 2014 NORA Inventory Movement 2013 Properties Returned to Commerce in 2013 by Program Total Properties Returned to Commerce by Program since 2006 (2,441/5,147)

19 Crime Reduction / Neighborhood Investment 19

20 Claiborne Corridor 20 Current Land Use

21 Claiborne Corridor 21 Current Land Use

22 Community Development Investments 22

23 New Code Enforcement Ordinance 23 Eliminate a post-Katrina City Code (Post Disaster Recovery Relief) Revise two chapters regarding “blight” and “public nuisance” procedures Introduce important minimum health/safety maintenance standards for all properties Revisions will: Improve blight initiatives Increase efficiency throughout adjudication process Create stronger and more flexible enforcement options for residential and commercial property

24 New Code Enforcement Ordinance 24 Occupied property must meet the following requirements: Basic light, ventilation, and occupancy limits Basic plumbing and fixture requirements Basic mechanical and electrical requirements In an emergency situation, the City can abate any threat to public health or safety.

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