- Community Development
- Parish-Owned Property Division
Parish-Owned Property Division
The Parish-Owned Property Division was responsible for the maintenance and disposition of properties transferred to the Parish from the Louisiana Land Trust (LLT). These programs were in effect from 2011 to January 2022, when the division finished selling the last of their LLT property inventory. This division was proud to offer the public numerous programs, including: the Buy and Build Program, the Lot Next Door Program, multiple iterations of the Builder Bundle Program, and unrestricted property auctions.
Moving forward, the Department of Community Development will continue to monitor compliance in regards to the covenants in place through all of the aforementioned programs. New residential development will be offered to the public through the construction of homes in the Builder Bundle program and the private market. We highly encourage the public to view our website to see the work that we have been able to accomplish post Hurricane Katrina and to see the residential offerings we have been able to help bring to St. Bernard Parish.
Note: If you are interested in a property that the assessor's records are showing as being owned by "St. Bernard Parish Government" or "St. Bernard Police Jury," please email Nicole Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sold on St. Bernard
Sold on St. Bernard is a program that provides information to the public on formerly parish-owned properties that are now for sale by private developers. As of January 2022, Sold on St. Bernard and the Parish-Owned Property Division are no longer selling vacant lots to the public.
The Parish maintains tax-adjudicated properties by routinely cutting the grass on these lots. After a period of five years, adjudicated properties are eligible for purchase through CivicSource.
Loans for Lots Program
The Department of Community Development has partnered with the University of New Orleans Federal Credit Union (UNOFCU) in order to provide residents of St. Bernard Parish with a loan product designed to help them acquire adjudicated property adjacent to their existing property. Residents must maintain the grass on the adjudicated property for a minimum of one year in order to be eligible for this program.
To determine your eligibility and get the process started, please email Nicole Nelson at email@example.com.