Gov. Bobby Jindal has made his six appointments to the board for a new corporation to run all state housing assistance programs.

 

Jindal chose the Hammond mayor, a former state disaster recovery official, a retired judge, the head of a Realtors organization, a real estate company owner and a Lake Charles accounting professor for the Louisiana Housing Corporation board.

The governor's Division of Administration had earlier refused to release the names of people who submitted applications, claiming a public records exemption. Within hours of The Associated Press writing about the rejection of its public records request, Jindal announced his choices.

Jindal picks six members of the 11-member board, which will have sweeping power over multimillion dollar housing programs.