CALL TO ACTION: Support the Smart Housing Mix

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020Tomorrow, the New Orleans City Council will be voting to amend CAL. NO 33,128. This amendment would exempt certain developments from permitting fees with proof of income certification monitoring. This would also amend the effective date and require, within three years of passage, a public hearing by the City Planning Commission, the Office of Community Development, and the Finance Authority of New Orleans.

We urge you to #PutHousingFirst by submitting a public comment to the New Orleans City Council and tell them we to pass the ordinance and that we can no longer keep waiting for the Smart Housing Mix to be implemented #FixTheMix. 

Currently, the HousingNOLA-10 Year Strategy and Implementation Plan estimates the need for 33,600 affordable housing opportunities to meet the growing demand for housing in the city. The Smart Housing Mix is a tool that can help us get there. If the Ordinance had been implemented in 2014, it would have created 126 affordable housing units in New Orleans. This would be a major win for affordable housing policy in the city of New Orleans.

WHEN: Thursday November, 19 @ 10am | Live Stream Here or Cox Cable Channel 6 & you can also follow our live tweets on twitter @GNOHA

WHERE: Submit your public comment here and read the entire agenda here

Submit your public comment for 24b. CAL. NO. 33,128 – By: Council Members Banks and Williams here and find our sample comment below:

“Last year, over half of all renters in the city of New Orleans were cost burdened. With the impact of COVID-19 , I believe that more needs to be done to ensure the safety and housing of New Orleans residents. We can address affordable housing with density through more units. The updated maps will do just that by providing affordable housing in more areas of the city. I urge you, Council Members, to please Put Housing First by passing this ordinance to #FixTheMix”

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