Help is available to Lafayette Parish home renters struggling to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Renters can apply for aid through the Lafayette Emergency Assistance Program (LEAP), funded by the federal government’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Funds are dedicated to low-and moderate-income renter households throughout Lafayette Parish.
Lafayette Parish residents can take advantage of Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and Republic Services Debris & Electronics Drop-off Day to get rid of household junk. This is a chance to dispose of items that aren’t typically picked up curbside or can’t fit into a cart.
Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a variety of sports programs for children in Lafayette Parish this summer. Visit our Youth Sports page to view a calendar of upcoming programs and events.
Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Public Works Department and Lafayette Utilities System (LUS)'s 2021 Spring Rain Barrel Program is now taking place. This program offers deeply discounted rain barrels to the Acadiana Region to encourage water conservation and storm water management. All orders must be placed by May 9, 2021 and will be available for pick up on May 22 at the Dean Domingue's Compost Facility, located at 400 Dugas Road.
Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and The Recycling Partnership are working together to reduce waste and improve curbside recycling in the city of Lafayette. Starting Monday, November 16 through Friday, December 11, educational stickers will be placed on carts showing which items belong in carts and those that don’t. In order for the sticker to be applied, residents are asked to put their carts at the road on their waste collection day.
Lafayette Consolidated Government is announcing the launch of OpenBook, an online financial transparency tool for citizens to see how government is spending taxpayer dollars. The web-based, interactive tool gives citizens the opportunity to examine individual departmental budgets and expenses as well as view data and graphs. The OpenBook website will be updated weekly on Mondays.
Lafayette Consolidated Government's Drainage Department is devoted entirely to drainage solutions and maintenance in Lafayette Parish. Citizens can view ongoing and upcoming drainage projects in Lafayette Parish as well as report a drainage issue using the 311 Lafayette portal.
311 Lafayette is a convenient all-in-one tool for connecting citizens to government services. Citizens can submit and track their requests online at 311lafayette.services or by calling 311 from within the Parish.
Lafayette Consolidated Government is working to provide Lafayette Parish Residents with the latest news and information related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Lafayette Consolidated Government uses Connect Lafayette to ensure citizens receive the necessary information to stay safe, especially during times of emergency. Alerts include both emergency and non-emergency announcements specific to areas where residents live, such as sandbag information, road closures, construction, public works projects, special events and more.
Thinking about adopting a four-legged friend? There's no time like the present. Dozens of cats & dogs are available for adoption at Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated & microchipped before leaving the facility.
LCG's new Project Geaux Mow initiative allows local lawn care professionals the opportunity to bid on LCG's grass cutting projects using a web portal. Dozens of jobs are bid out each week.
Working cats are available at no cost to Lafayette Parish citizens in need of all-natural pest control through the Cat's Clocking In Working Cat Program. A working cat is a domestic cat that is unsuitable for traditional adoption and instead "works" for its food, shelter and care by hunting and deterring rodents from its “employer’s” property. They are commonly employed where pest control is needed such as barns, farms, factories, warehouses, stores, and private property.
At LCG's compost facility, "Green waste" such as tree branches, grass and shrub trimmings are ground up and re-made into a nutrient-rich soil additive. This compost is available to citizens at no cost. The composting program helps to keep Lafayette's garbage disposal rates stable; reduces waste that would otherwise go to a landfill; and best of all, citizens can pick up free compost.