May 24, 2020

Linda Jackson - In Memoriam

Dear Friend:

I am so sad to let you know today that we have lost our founder and our guiding light, Linda Jackson. It wasn’t COVID-19. She went into the hospital for knee surgery, which went fine. She was moved to the rehab floor and while she...

May 16, 2020

Lower 9th Ward Community

When Mr. and Mrs. Morrell moved to the Lower 9th Ward in the 1950's with their 3 young children, they became active members in their church and their neighborhood.

     Their daughters take after them. In their two years as Outreach Specialists f...

May 5, 2020

Due to the changing nature of the Covid19 Pandemic, the organizers of GiveNOLA ( have decided to move this incredible day to June 2nd. 

But you don't have to wait until June 2 -

you can actually make your GiveNOLA gift today!!

Our Coronavirus Projec...

April 27, 2020

"There are no poor people at home engaged in Zoom conferences and Zoom meetings."

- City Council Vice President Jason Williams

Dear Friend:

I spent last week researching how you can receive your $1200 check if you don't have internet access. Here's what I found - if you d...

April 11, 2020

It’s the only steady income we have. It’s keeping a few employees working. Hopefully when this over, if we’re already in here it’ll be easier for us to transition back.

- Blake Cressey, owner of Tasty Treat in the Seventh Ward, which serves comfort food and modern Creol...

April 6, 2020

Dear Friend,

We have had calls and emails from so many people wondering how we are doing. We are so grateful for all the support and our hearts are with everyone who is suffering now, all over the country and the world. Our staff is all healthy so far and working from h...

March 21, 2020

Please read this Action Alert from our partner, the Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center, and then call or email your Congressperson. Congress is deciding right now whether low-income families will continue to having housing at this time when you can't shelter at home...

March 17, 2020

We hope the whole extended L9WHA family is healthy and taking care of themselves and their community, whether that's by continuing to work or staying home as much as possible (or both!).

In the Lower 9th Ward, we are working with other community leaders to ensure that n...

February 25, 2020

If you want to understand why Mardi Gras means so much to New Orleanians, here’s an explanation. It’s from Ann Marie Coviello, who runs the Box of Wine walking parade that rolls down St. Charles Avenue ahead of Bacchus:

Mardi Gras is for “creating a world out of time, a...

January 15, 2020

“When he died, I think something died in all of us. Something died in America. And each day, I think we must find a way to dream the dreams that he dreamed and build on what he left for all of us.”