Lafayette Consolidated Government Neighborhood Counseling Services. Lafayette, LA $15,837 This agency was formed in 1974. Their main focus is to provide services to the senior citizens in the community. This agency provides monthly home maintenance classes that include housekeeping, basic plumbing, interior functions, and exterior repairs. HECM training is held quarterly. They also provide counseling on mortgage delinquency and default resolution, home maintenance, renters assistance, pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling, home buyer education, and fair housing. This grant will assist their counseling efforts.
North Louisiana Legal Assistance Corp. Monroe, LA $26,210 North Louisiana Legal Assistance Corp. (NLLAC) was founded in 1977 under the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974. They constantly meet with residents that have problems obtaining and maintaining their homes. NLLAC’s goal is to continue a counseling program that will provide housing counseling services to persons eligible for HUD’s homeownership and rental housing programs. They provide pre-purchase, default, rental counseling and legal counseling to clients that cannot receive this type of service from another agency. The agency focuses a lot of energy on legal services that may be out of the price range of most low to moderate income families. This grant will help to continue this valuable service
Parish of Jefferson Jefferson, LA $19,541 This agency was approved by HUD in 1974. Jefferson Community Action Programs (JEFFCAP) is a multi-service agency providing pre-rental, pre-purchase, mortgage and default, post-occupancy, home improvement, displacement, energy conservation, and HECM counseling. They also provide rent and mortgage assistance, family day care, energy assistance, food assistance, and weatherization. This grant will assist in their counseling endeavors.
St. Martin, Iberia, Lafayette Community Action Agency, Inc. Lafayette, LA $20,802 St. Martin Iberia, Lafayette Community Action Agency (SMILE Housing Counseling), was created under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, as amended, to serve as the antipoverty agency, providing human services for the indigent and disadvantaged through research, planning, development, financing, implementation and evaluation of programs, either directly or through coordinating with other agencies, to attain social and economic independence for the benefit of all present and future generations of disadvantaged people in the Tri-Parish area. The municipality is the “hub” known as “Acadiana”, which is popular worldwide for its