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A Fresh Coat of Opportunity: Jefferson Parish’s New Grant Program

Hello, Jefferson Parish neighbors and friends! Today, we’re buzzing with excitement about a new chapter in our community’s story—a chapter that could very well feature your home as one of its main characters!

Imagine driving through Terrytown, where every home flaunts vibrant gardens, freshly painted facades, and welcoming front doors. This isn’t just a daydream; it’s a vision that’s on the verge of becoming a reality, thanks to a new pilot program that’s all about boosting our neighborhood’s curb appeal.

The Heart of the Initiative

Lynda Nugent Smith, a realtor who wears her passion for community improvement on her sleeve, is at the forefront of this transformative movement. As the past president of the New Orleans Education League of the Construction Industry (NOEL), Lynda has always been a champion for enhancement and growth within our local spaces. Her latest endeavor? The facade improvement program that aims to rejuvenate the homes in Terrytown with generous grants of up to $8,500.

What’s On Offer?

The program isn’t just throwing money at a problem and hoping for the best. It’s a well-thought-out initiative that targets specific improvements: landscaping that greets every passerby with green, serene views; exterior painting that breathes new life into old walls; and upgrades to windows, doors, and driveways that say, “Hey, look at me!”

Why Terrytown? Why Now?

Terrytown holds a special place in the history of Jefferson Parish. As the first planned development established back in 1960, it paved the way for community organization and suburban living just minutes from the heart of New Orleans. However, like many charming old songs, Terrytown’s tune needs a bit of remixing to resonate with today’s rhythm.

More than half of the homes here were built in the swinging ’60s and groovy ’70s, and they show their age—not like fine wine but more like a faded photograph. The facade improvement program is like a new frame for that photograph, giving it a touch-up, a polish, and a prime spot on the mantle.

The Bigger Picture

This isn’t just about making Terrytown prettier. It’s about setting a precedent for what our community can achieve when we come together to invest in our surroundings. It’s about pride, property values, and the promise of a neighborhood that looks as lively as the people who live in it.

Join the Movement

Applications for the grant are now open! If you’re a homeowner in Terrytown within the confines of Holmes Boulevard, Wright Avenue, Belle Chasse Highway, and Behrman Highway, you might be eligible to be part of this exciting project. Apply today and be part of the transformation!

Curious? Eager? Maybe even a little excited? Find out more about how you can apply and possibly transform your home’s exterior by reading the full article here. And if you’re thinking about buying or selling in Jefferson Parish, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you navigate this new, beautified landscape.

Let’s paint a brighter future for Jefferson Parish, one brush stroke at a time!

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