Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-460
Request for an Advisory Opinion from Morise Duffin, Management Analyst for the Louisiana Housing Corporation, relative to him serving on the Board of Directors for the Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation.
Morise Duffin is a Management Analyst for the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC), a legislatively created corporation which provides state leadership to achieve an adequate supply of affordable and accessible housing for all residents of the state of Louisiana. Mr. Duffin identifies LHC projects, programs, and activities that meet various economic development, infrastructure, and housing needs of communities across Louisiana, however his duties do not include the administration or oversight of any of the LHC's programs or related funding.

Mr. Duffin serves as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors for the Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC), which is a non-profit community development organization that serves the Greater Baton Rouge area with the purpose of building and transforming communities by providing affordable housing and community development programs. Mr. Duffin receives no compensation from and has no economic interest in UREC. UREC receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing which is administered by LHC.


La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) prohibits a public servant or legal entity in which he has a controlling interest from bidding on or entering into any contract, subcontract, or other transaction that is under the supervision or jurisdiction of the agency of such public servant.

Adopt the proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Greg Thibodeaux
2019-460 AO Draft _3- Duffin
2019-460 Request for Opinion