Land Use

Live blog: City Council committee discusses property issues

The New Orleans City Council’s Housing and Human Needs Committee meets at 10 a.m. today to discuss three issues:

  • Amendments to the Lot Next Door program in order to widen the pool of eligible buyers
  • Cases in which townhouses and condos have not been renovated, causing problems for their neighbors
  • What can be done to get more people to take advantage of the Small Rental Property Program, a Road Home program meant to expand the availability of rental properties

I will live-blog the meeting here. It will remain here after it ends. (Posts appear in reverse-chronological order during the meeting.)

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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led to guilty pleas in federal court. Her work attracted some of journalism's highest honors, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.