Speaking Truth to Power and Helping Folks Return Home

It's been another busy couple of weeks in the Lower 9th Ward. Last night close to 300 residents from the Lower and Upper 9th Ward came together to Speak With One Voice! in opposition to the Army Corps' of Engineers proposed plan to replace the lock in the Industrial Canal. The Corps' proposed lock replacement project will cost close to a billion dollars, take at least 13 years to complete, dredge - and release - heavy metals and other toxins from the canal, essentially move the Mississippi River a mile inland into a highly urban area and displace, disrupt and place at great risk the surrounding communities - so the shipping industry can shave a few hours off their vessel loading times. At th

March Newsletter

Wow. I can't believe it's already March. 2017 has come in with a bang! In the last several months, 4 of the homeowners we are working with moved back into their homes! To make this happen, we secured a total of $238,603 from the Road Home Program for their construction costs. Another 8 homeowners are currently in the construction process. We have secured $922,346 for these families. That's a total of $1,160,949 to complete the homes of 12 Lower 9th Ward families. Think what we'll do for the rest of the year! Theo Watson's house and crew. Long-time Lower 9th Ward homeowner Theo Watson and his crew are pulling long days, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to make sure his home is finished in time for his A

Comments on the Corps' Proposed Lock Replacement Project in the IHNC

We have submitted our official comments on the Army Corps' of Engineer's proposed and highly controversial boondoggle - Lock Replacement Project in the IHNC. Read them in full here. We also signed on to collective comments from several Lower 9th Ward community organizations and partners. Read them in full here.

L9W Community Submits Freedom of Information Act Request to the Corps

The Army Corps of Engineers held a community meeting at MLK School in the Lower 9th Ward last night to present their GRR/SEIS report on the Replacement of the Lock at the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (IHNC). More than 200 residents from both sides of the Canal attended the meeting. Not one person spoke in favor of the Corps' proposed project. Find the Website for the proposed project here: Eleven Lower 9th Ward community organizations partnered to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Corps at last night's meeting. The FOIA requests the Army Corps' to release documentation of their methodology and all correspondences during the last 6 months regarding transit/wait time

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