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National Development Finance Summit

The CDFA National Summit is a dealmaking event at its core with a program built to encourage networking and individualized learning about all types of development finance tools and programs. At the CDFA National Summit, you will meet industry experts, connect with financing, learn about the latest approaches, and discover development finance solutions to bring to your local community. November 1 – 4 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more... Read more

Landrieu Pledges 7,500 Affordable Housing Units in New Orleans by 2021

​Crime, New Orleans’ crumbling infrastructure and poverty always top Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s list of shortcomings in his annual State of the City address. His 2016 address, delivered last week, was no different. But amid contentious debates over the future of short-term rental companies like Airbnb and the increasing creep of property developers, gentrification, rising rents and deplorable housing conditions — all wrapped in stagnant wages and dwindling jobs — Landrieu released a five-year plan for more affordable housing. Read more... Read more

New Orleans Holds Water with Green Infrastructure

​In a metamorphosis, New Orleans — once overwhelmed by failed levees and Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters — is moving to become a national model of how an urban center can embrace green tactics to tame water. The city is recalibrating its century-old system of drainage canals and massive pumps by installing green infrastructure projects, potentially on an unprecedented scale for an American city. Read more... Read more
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