April 17, 2019

It may be just another Tuesday where you are, but in New Orleans, it's Mardi Gras!

The cultural traditions surrounding Mardi Gras reach out all over the city.  There are costumed revelers with no particular affiliation roaming the streets in bands, old-line Uptown parad...

April 17, 2019

Trash and tall grass and over-grown lots, OH MY

If you've ever had the privilege of visiting the Lower 9th Ward, the first thing you'll notice as you come over the bridge is the Katrina Memorial - so we never forget- and the second, unfortunately, is overgrown lots. Wit...

February 8, 2019

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Puerto Rico to speak at a conference on the role of nonprofits in disaster recovery, at the invitation of Enterprise Community Partners. 

Before the conference I was able to travel around the island. The first thing I learned was...

January 7, 2019

As you know, our theme for 2019 is Building the Future Together.  

Thanks to you, we'll be building on a very strong foundation.

The outpouring of generosity for the Lower 9th Ward as the year ended was incredible. There were gifts from $10 to $2400 and not one but two m...

December 20, 2018

With your support, the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association has become widely known for its work with Road Home, Louisiana's program for rebuilding homes after Hurricane Katrina. Unfortunately, the Road Home Program will be closing soon. For a moment I thought we h...

October 19, 2018

L9WHA Community Meeting
October 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church 

5234 N. Claiborne Ave.

Guest Speaker:

Lisa Carroll, Registered Addictions Counselor

New Orleans Outreach Coordinator

American Addiction Centers

She will be speaking about the opioid epidemic

and its...

October 16, 2018

The New Orleans  Redevelopment Authority has requested applications to develop single-family homes in the Lower 9th Ward.

An informational meeting will be held on

October 18 at 3:00,

1409 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 4th Floor.

All interested developers/builders are encourag...

July 9, 2018

The Housing Authority of New Orleans has just announced the re-opening of the waiting list for a number of developments - including Blueberry Hill Homes, a scattered site development in the Lower 9th Ward.


APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS JULY 9 - first come, first ser...

June 13, 2018

In an effort to be as accessible and responsive as possible to residents, City Hall has established Community Office Hours. This new initiative is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and give residents the opportunity for direct d...

June 13, 2018

We watched as the levees broke. We watched as the flood waters rose. We watched as New Orleanians were stranded on their rooftops, in the Superdome and the Convention Center, and on the interstate. Now, we come together with a plan to help prevent that from ever happen...

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