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 t
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 wh
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.
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 Infor