Executive Director, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority; Chief Resilience Officer, City of New Orleans
Jeff Hebert is the Executive Director of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA). NORA provides planning, financial support, and real estate for affordable housing and commercial corridor revitalization projects throughout the City. In addition, NORA is leading the city’s efforts in the creative use of vacant land, including for stormwater management. Prior to joining NORA, Hebert served as the first-ever Director of Blight Policy and Neighborhood Revitalization for the City of New Orleans. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Hebert served as the Director of Community Planning for the Louisiana Recovery Authority, coordinating planning activities across affected areas and creating the Long Term Community Recovery program for the distribution of disaster CDBG funds. Prior to moving back to his home state after the Hurricanes, he worked in community redevelopment in New York City and Philadelphia. Hebert is a graduate of New York University, where he received a Bachelors degree in Urban Design and Architecture Studies and completed his graduate studies in City Planning at M.I.T.