Environmental Assessment for Lafitte Senior Housing Development Project,City of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (August 2011)
The Lafitte Housing Development was constructed in 1941 with eight hundred ninety-six (896) units in seventy-seven (77) buildings. Lafitte Housing Development is a conventional site public housing development owned by the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The property encompasses approximately 28.1 acres, which are deteriorating and damaged by Hurricane Katrina. All units have been vacant since Hurricane Katrina. Lafitte I-lousing Development suffers from high density, overpopulated units, deteriorated buildings and infrastructure, obsolete building components, hazardous building materials, and building envelopes that are not energy efficient. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and FEMA’s regulations for implementing NEPA at 44 CFR Part 10, an Environmental Assessment has been prepared to evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed project on the environment.