March 31, 2020
City Council Provides Update for Renters and Homeowners on Eviction and Foreclosure Status
Councilmember-At-Large Helena Moreno
NEW ORLEANS - Today, Council President Helena Moreno released a fact sheet for renters and homeowners regarding the current state of evictions and Foreclosure Suspensions in New Orleans. 
"We're entering a critical phase in this pandemic, as the economic consequences start to pile up on top of the health crisis were already battling," said Council President Moreno. "It's April 1st, and rent and mortgages are due. With so many in our community are facing the loss of their jobs, wages, and way of life. We know people need help, not more harm, and they need it now. 
"Thankfully, the Governor and local courts have moved quickly to prevent immediate housing losses, which would only exacerbate the problems we face. We've tried to outline the current rules and Suspensions in effect at the link below."
The guide, developed in partnership with the LA Fair Housing Action Center, provides an outline of legal eviction and Foreclosure Suspensions currently in place as well as ways to get more help. 

Read and download the guide here


Media Contact:
Andrew Tuozzolo
Chief of Staff
Office of Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno
(504) 281-9882
New Orleans City Council 
The New Orleans City Council is the legislative branch of New Orleans city government. The Council considers and enacts all local laws that govern the City of New Orleans. The Council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City, as recommended by the mayor, and continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The City Council is also the regulatory body for public utilities. It also reviews and has final say on many land use and zoning matters, as well as considers major economic development projects for the City. As a Board of Review for Orleans Parish, the Council examines appeals of property tax assessments for real estate taxes, and certifies tax rolls to the Louisiana Tax Commission. Other responsibilities of the Council include overseeing the operation of the public access television in Orleans Parish. Streaming video and video archives of the City Council's Regular and Committee meetings can be found on the City Council website.

The City Council is comprised of five districts and two Councilmembers-at-Large. Council President and Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno; Council Vice President and Councilmember-at-Large Jason R. Williams; District "A" Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso; District "B" Councilmember Jay H. Banks; District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer; District "D" Councilmember Jared C. Brossett; and District "E" Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen.