Programs and Services

Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 605
Jefferson, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 736-6262
Fax:     (504) 736-6425
Email the Community Development Department

Stephanie Brumfield, Director





Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation - up to $60,000 grant

Provides financial assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income homeowners who need to rehabilitate their home to bring substandard dwellings up to housing quality standards. The home must be a single-family dwelling and the applicant must have clear title to the property for at least one year prior to application.

Program currently closed.



Rental Assistance - The Department of Community Development operates rental assistance programs for income-eligible Jefferson Parish residents. Please call 504-736-6262 for additional information. 


First-Time Homebuyer Training & Financial Fitness Classes - Provides instruction on family budgeting, home maintenance, and the rights, privileges and responsibilities of homeownership to low and moderate-income persons.

The First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program requires participants to take two classes: a First Time Homebuyer Class and a Financial Fitness Class. Please call for a list of class providers certified by the Louisiana Homebuyer Education Collaborative.



Housing Counseling, Reverse Mortgage Counseling for Elderly and Foreclosure Counseling - Provides counseling in money management, rental and purchase procedures, and more to qualified low and moderate-income resident. Administered by JeffCAP, and funded by Community Development.

Contact: JeffCAP at (504) 736-6480



Repairs on Wheels for the Elderly (ROW) - The ROW home repairs program is designed to provide free assistance to qualified residents of Jefferson Parish .This service provides minor home repairs for low and moderate-income disabled individuals & elderly homeowners age 55 and older in Jefferson Parish. Services include fixing doors, windows, locks, minor plumbing repairs, and minor electrical repairs. Modifications for handicapped accessibility are also offered ,such as ramps ,walk in showers ,grab bars and door widening . The goal is to help elderly citizens remain at home by providing minor maintenance. The program is operated by Volunteers of America (VOA) and funded by Community Development.
Contact: VOA at 985-612-1067

Contact: VOA at (504) 245-1145



Homelessness Solutions - The Department of Community Development coordinates with UNITY of Greater New Orleans in providing solutions for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Please call our office at 504-736-6262 for additional information. 



After School and Youth Programs - The Department of Community Development coordinates with non-profit agencies that provide after school and youth programs for low to moderate income youth. Services are provided on the East and West Bank. Please call for additional information. 



Meals on Wheels Program - The Department of Community Development coordinates with Jefferson Parish Council on Aging in providing funding for meals to seniors in Jefferson Parish. For more information please call 504-736-6262.