New program in Jefferson targets housing upgrades

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Associated Press

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Elderly and disabled Jefferson Parish residents wanting to improve their homes could soon receive free assistance through a new program announced this past week by parish President John Young.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/RRi3Vk) Young unveiled the "Jefferson Joining Forces" program at the Parish Council meeting, and called it an innovative public-private partnership to help those in need while improving Jefferson's housing stock. The program will provide professional renovation of homes of elderly and disabled residents who can't afford to make repairs on their own.

The program brings together the Homebuilders Association of Greater New Orleans, the parish Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement and the parish Office of Community Development.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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