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Hammond mayor to lead Louisiana housing group

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HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Hammond Mayor Mayson Foster has been elected chairman of the Louisiana Housing Corp. board of directors.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1qZcCa2) Foster was named at the group's annual meeting on Wednesday and he will serve a 1-year term.

Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed Foster to the board in 2011.

The group oversees state housing programs for poor and moderate-income residents.

Foster replaces Michael Airhart, executive director of the East Baton Rouge Mortgage Finance Authority.

Larry Ferdinand of Shreveport was elected vice chairman.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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