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FinanceNOLA’s Community Support Fund Offering Utility Assistance

The Finance Authority of New Orleans provides flexible resources to qualified families in Orleans Parish

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For Immediate Release May 7, 2020
Media Contact:
Jarvis Lewis, Director of External Affairs

(504) ­524-5533


New Orleans, LA — Acknowledging the need for continued community support in these difficult times, Finance New Orleans offers a one-time utility assistance benefit to New Orleans residents.  As part of the Finance New Orleans Community Support Fund (“CSF”), utility assistance is available to New Orleans renters and existing homeowners who qualify as part of the vulnerable populations facing housing instability. The CSF program complements Finance New Orleans’ other community assistance programs and resources.

“Our mission with this Fund, and with our other programs, is to provide financial products that improve the quality of life in New Orleans, with a focus on affordable housing, job creation, and environmental protection,” said Damon Burns, FinanceNOLA’s President, and CEO.

The Finance New Orleans Community Support Fund Program focuses on residents within Orleans Parish suffering from a temporary but substantial loss of income or other forms of extreme hardship.  Qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following: reduction in job compensation, illness, an obligation to be absent from work to care for a home-bound school-aged child(ren), or job loss. Funding will be available with a maximum benefit of $75 per household.


To apply for FinanceNOLA’s CSF assistance, residents should call (504) 524-5533 or email: csf@financenola.org. Applicants will be pre-screened to determine basic eligibility and will receive notice of the documentation needed to qualify for the program.

For over 40 years, FinanceNOLA has been committed to making homeownership possible for families in New Orleans. FinanceNOLA recently updated its mission in response to the need for more environmentally sustainable housing and infrastructure in Orleans Parish. For more information about Finance New Orleans, please call (504) 524-5533 or visit financenola.org.

New Orleans, LA — Reconociendo la necesidad de apoyo a nuestra comunidad en estos tiempos tumultuosos, Finance New Orleans ofrece a los residentes de la ciudad ayuda para pagos de utilidades derivada del Community Support Fund.

Estos beneficios seran desembolsados a inquilinos y proprietarios quienes califican como parte de poblaciones vulnerables enfrentando inestabilidad en el hogar.  Nuestro Community Support Fund esta diseñado para complementar otros programas de ayuda, beneficios, y recursos para residentes.

“Nuestra misión con el Community Support Fund, al igual que con todos nuestros otros programas, es de proveer inversiones financieras que mejoran la calidad de vida en New Orleans, enfocándose en la vivienda accesible, la creación de trabajos, y la protección del medio ambiente,” según Damon Burns, el presidente y CEO de FinanceNOLA. 

El Community Support Fund se enfoca principalmente en residentes de Orleans Parish quienes han sufrido una pérdida de ingresos u otros tipos de dificultades.  Requisitos para el program incluyen, pero no se limitan a, las siguientes: una reducción en salario, enfermedad, or pérdida de trabajo.  Beneficios seran disponibles a un maximo de $75 por familia.   


Para solicitar este beneficio, los residentes deberan llamar a (504) 524-5533 o mandar un correo electrónico a csf@financenola.org.  Nuestros representantes determinarán si los solicitantes califican y serán notificados de la documentación necesaria para recibir los beneficios. 

Por mas de 40 años, FinanceNOLA se ha esforzado a hacer la compra de un hogar posible para todos los residentes de nuestra ciudad.  FinanceNOLA actualizo recientemente su misión en respuesta a la necesidad de vivienda y infrastractura ambientalmente sustentable en Orleans Parish.  Para mas información sobre Finance New Orleans, por favor llame a (504) 524-5533.


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