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Dillard to Host 11th Annual Housing, Health and Community Resources Fair

Housing Grants and low Interest Loan Programs to Be Discussed Health Screenings and Medical Insurance Enrollment

NEW ORLEANS – More than 65 vendors from health care, housing, insurance, and banking, among others, will assemble on Saturday, September 30, 2017 for the Dillard University's Office of Community Relations 11th Annual Housing, Health and Community Resources Fair. This event is free and open to the public and will take place on Dillard’s campus in the Professionals Schools Building. This community event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Exhibitors presenting health care service agencies, housing contractors, realtors, home counseling agencies, medical and dental providers, banks, mortgage companies, property insurance, flood insurance, Medicaid and Medicare providers, home security, job training and employment agencies, technology services, and many more will be in attendance.


“This event gives local residents the opportunity to meet business representatives in a casual setting that provides valuable information about homeownership as well as business opportunities from reliable sources,” said Nick Harris, director of Dillard University Office of Church and Community Relations.


Workshop topics on: Steps in Obtaining Your 501c3 and LLC; Managing Your Tuition Debt “Pathway to Homeownership”; Grant Writing for Faith Based Organizations; Technology Job Training Opportunities; Medicare/Medicaid Updates; Grants and Low Interest Loans to Purchase Your Home and Housing Buying Process From Start to Finish.  


The event will feature two special forums on the process of  Purchasing Available Orleans Parish Sheriff Sale Properties, and HousingNOLA will release its 2017 Annual Housing Report Card.  The HousingNOLA 10-year Strategy and Implementation Plan, released in 2015, indicated the need for 33,600 additional affordable housing opportunities in the city by 2025.  


The event is co-sponsored by: Capital One Bank, Regions Bank, Amerigroup Louisiana, AARP, Whitney Bank, New Horizons, United Healthcare of Louisiana,  Enterprise Community Partners, Iberia Bank, Greater New Orleans Foundation, LSU Health and Science Center, Sodexo Dining Services, and Neighborhood Development Foundation.

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