NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The Mayor’s Office of Housing Policy and Community Development announced that it will host a community outreach event to provide financial assistance to eligible tenants who are at risk of being disconnected from power or some water.
According to officials, the outreach event will take place Wednesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or until capacity is reached, at the Joe Brown Park Recreational Center located at 5601 Read Blvd. . Residents who applied for rental assistance through the City of New Orleans but did not receive utility assistance are encouraged to attend.
Attendees must provide the City with the utility account number to make overdue payments on each account. Payments will be made directly to the utility provider. Residents are encouraged to complete the online application prior to the event.
Translators and legal assistants will be available on site, according to city officials. Along with this, city employees will be on hand to review the documentation of overdue utility assistance applicants.
- Applicants must provide the following:
- A form of identification
- Proof of address and/or current lease
- Proof of current total household income
- Documentation of overdue utility bill
- The City of New Orleans has provided more than $2.5 million in emergency utility assistance. About 2,500 households have been helped since 2020.
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