JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
July 30, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH PROVIDES ASSISTANCE FOR EMERGENCY RENT AND MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish Community Action Programs (JeffCAP) and Jefferson Parish Department of Community Development will assist eligible residents of Jefferson Parish with applications for emergency rent and mortgage assistance on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., or until funds have been expended, at the Oakdale Playground Gymnasium, 650 Wall Blvd., Gretna, LA.
JeffCAP will accept applications for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) for a one (1)time payment assistance. Applicants are not eligible if assistance was received in 2019 or if enrolled in a housing program such as Section-8. Community Development will accept applications for HUD Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA). Recipients must be willing to participate in case management activities for TBRA payment assistance. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements established by both the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA). Individuals should bring copies of eligibility documents.
Individuals must adhere to the following social distancing protocols at the event on Saturday, August 1, 2020:
- Agree to temperature screening prior to entry
- Must wear a face mask at all times
- Only the applicants/caregivers will be permitted entry
- No childcare services provided
Individuals with questions about the HUD Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) should call (504) 227-1333. Individuals will questions about JeffCAP and the CSBG Rent/Mortgage Program should call 504-736-6900.
For more information about JeffCAP, visit www.jeffparish.net/departments/jeffcap. For more information about Jefferson Parish Department of Community Development, visit www.jeffparish.net/departments/community-development.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO