The key to moving the Lower 9th Ward out of the poverty, disinvestment, and blight that followed the flood is to restore the core strengths that are central to the neighborhood's identity

strong family networks grounded in the ownership of homes.

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Have you gotten your stimulus check?

Deadline to apply:  before November 12 at 2 pm

To apply

If you DO NOT HAVE INTERNET or you have trouble applying

call the L9WHA at 504-943-6000

How Do I Get Help With My Mortgage Payment?

  • You may be able to temporarily STOP your mortgage payments.

  • Call your mortgage servicer to see if you are eligible - the phone number should be on your monthly statement

  • Ask for "forbearance" (which should stop your payments temporarily) AND "modification"  (which means you will not have to pay the missed payments until the end of your loan period)

Call the L9WHA at 504-943-6000 if you have questions or need help

How Do I Get Help With Unemployment?

  • Apply for Louisiana AND Federal Unemployment at:  1-866-783-5567

  • Answer "YES" to the question: "Are you filing for Unemployment Insurance benefits for reasons related to


​This will put you on the list for Federal Benefits even if the State denies you because you're a GIG worker/self-employed

  • If you are eligible for Unemployment, you also qualify for SNAP (food assistance):  call 888-524-3578

Call the L9WHA at 504-943-6000 if you have questions or need help

Housing Resources

As advocates for housing, we remain focused on preserving and promoting homeownership.  

We are committed to:

          ...creating homeownership.  We network with organizations and agencies dedicated to providing affordable homeownership opportunities.              Help is available with homeowner education classes, financing options, credit counseling, and more.  Owning a home may be more             

          affordable than paying rent!

          ...preserving homeownership.  Do you have a clear title on your property?  Do you have a will?  Are you eligible for an age or           

          disability freeze?  Do you have a Homestead Exemption? Do you owe back taxes? We have information that may benefit you. 

Road Home - issues with grant compliance

If you have received a letter or lawsuit demanding you repay your Road Home grant, please call us! 

We may be able to help you reduce the amount you owe or eliminate all together.

The best way to determine if you qualify for assistance is to give us a call at 504-943-6000


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