Letters to Leaders


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Good morning,

The St. Tammany Rental Assistance Program (STRAP) is now in full effect.  The purpose of this program is to bring assistance to households that are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have two locations, one on Koop Drive in Mandeville, and one in Slidell at the Towers Building, for in-person applications.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, you may do so by calling (985) 898-3016 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To find out if you are eligible for STRAP or to learn more about the program, you may visit the St. Tammany Parish Government Grants Department page.

This Friday, April 16th, the Louisiana Department of Health - Office of Public Health, along with the Louisiana National Guard, will be hosting a Moderna Community Vaccination Event.  This event will take place at the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds in Covington from 9a.m.-3p.m.  The event will be by appointment only; you may schedule an appointment by calling (985) 543-4880 or by clicking here.  Onsite registration will also be available the day of the event.

We are monitoring the weather and want to encourage our citizens to do the same, as we move further into the week.  The U.S. National Weather Service of New Orleans, Louisiana has reported that there are storms developing quickly across Southwest Louisiana.  Make sure that you are staying weather aware by having multiple means of receiving updates and warnings, should they be issued.

As always, should you have questions or if I may be of assistance to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Stay Safe!


Michael B. Cooper
Parish President


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    21490 Koop Dr.
    Mandeville, LA 70471

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    8:00am to 4:30pm