The Evangeline Hotel

Lafayette, LA— Immediately — The Lafayette Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation

(LNEDC) has formed a real estate advisory committee and recently met with local business and

economic development leaders to explore long-term utilization options for the historic Evangeline Hotel

on Jefferson. The property was donated to LNEDC in 1994 and currently serves as a senior living

community that participates in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Low-

Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. “There is a lot going on downtown. LNEDC is

exploring how we fit into the exciting progress happening around us. The Evangeline is home to many

long-term residents that will remain our first priority as we consider all of our options.” stated The

Evangeline Board Chair, Russell Castille.

Built in 1928, the Evangeline Hotel served as a place for travelers and prominent social gatherings. The

hotel's landmark status is enhanced by the fact that it listed on the National Register of Historic Places

and is one of only two historic buildings in the downtown district that is over two stories high.

LNEDC is a non-profit community-based organization established to help improve the economic well-

being of Lafayette Parish. It offers financial assistance to new and expanding businesses to increase job

opportunities and small business growth in distressed neighborhoods.

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