The primary responsibilities of the Federal Programs Division are:
- To apply for and administer federal and state funding programs.
- To plan for the most efficient use of limited public and private housing and community development funds.
- To facilitate programs that expand affordable housing, economic development opportunities, and public services in an effort to address the needs of Lafayette’s low/moderate-income and special needs households.
The Housing Loans Section administers programs that expand affordable housing and economic development opportunities. These programs include:
First-time Homebuyers Assistance (New and Existing Home Purchases)
The Housing Loans Section administers programs that assist low- and moderate-income households in obtaining affordable first-time home mortgages. Participants must
meet income requirements and must purchase a home within Lafayette Parish.
First Time Homebuyers Housing Online Payment Form
Small Business Assistance - The Economic Development/Planning Section provides technical assistance to local small businesses including information on access to financial resources, business plan development, and tax and financial incentives (including
the Enterprise Zone Program). The Economic Development Section also manages special project loans made with federal entitlement funds.
For more information, please call (337) 291-8403 or (337) 291-8410.
The Ticket to Work Program:
The Ticket to Work Program is a national program that provides job services to people who receive Social Security disability benefits. Click here to learn more.
The Program Administration Section oversees the management of certain federal, state and local funds. These funds include, but are not limited to:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Lafayette Consolidated Government General Funds/ External Agencies. The Program Administration Section is also responsible for the fulfillment of all applicable federal, state and local program regulations.
LCG Consolidated Planning