Re-elected to her third term of office in 2018, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine has set her sights on developing more affordable housing in the Evangeline Parish city of more than 7,000.
Vidrine’s administration is leveraging assistance through the Louisiana Housing Corporation to transform abandoned lots throughout the city into affordable single family homes that are available to residents as rental properties or rent-to-own properties.
Vidrine and other housing experts will discuss how cities and other municipalities can promote affordable housing projects in Louisiana during a panel at the inaugural Connections conference, hosted by the Louisiana Housing Corporation in April. “What is so great about LHC having this conference is it gives us the opportunity to introduce local mayors to all of the affordable housing programs available to them that they can use for their cities,” she says.
Mayor Vidrine took a moment out of her busy schedule to tell us a little about Ville Platte’s housing initiatives.
LOUISIANA HOUSING CONFERENCE
April 2 - 4, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center | 201 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
At Connections, you will have the unique opportunity to connect with a diverse group of professionals and advocates from all housing sectors in the state. The conference will be divided into six tracks that examine and discuss housing from an individual, regional and statewide perspective.
Visit our official event website, louisianahousingconference.com, for full details, accommodations, sponsorship and registration.
For questions contact:
Na’Tisha Natt, Director of Public Affairs
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