Only 9 Hours Left

On this final day of 2019, we are celebrating the impact being made through our work to support homeownership creation in our historic community. To continue partnering with us in homeownership creation in the Lower 9th Ward go to or send a check to the address below. Through an outpouring of gifts in the last two days, we have met our match! But it's not too late to join so many others and expand Tony and Tony's generosity with your own. Make your gift by midnight tonight! And our deepest gratitude to all who have given.

The People Who Bring the Light

Whether you celebrate Hannukah, Solstice, Christmas or, like me, the Life Force that Breathes through All Creation—or none of the above—this is the time of year when we look for the coming of light into a darkened world. In the Lower 9th Ward, light comes from many places. I’ll start with our second annual tree-lighting on St. Claude Avenue . A few days ahead, Constance Fowler saw Rev. Willie Calhoun and Ms. Leona Tate standing by the 12-foot tree, waiting for the City to bring a big ladder, and went home to get her own. When she showed up with it, Leona and Rev. Willie had these big wrinkled foreheads and were looking grim. “Let’s just start decorating,” Constance said. “We don’t need to wa

And Everyone Is Entitled To It

Not having a home, not even just a place to live . . . but a piece of this world that feels like you belong and can live your best life, that’s precious. And everyone is entitled to it. - Tony Maida Dear Friend: Tony Maida first experienced the beauty and pain of the Lower 9th Ward on a volunteer trip in 2009. We spent the week working on homes that, four years after the levees burst, had barely been touched. Tony never forgot it. In the years since, Tony has helped the Lower 9th Ward whenever he could. For the past two years, he and his husband, Tony Volpe, have been the donors who anonymously matched year-end gifts to the L9WHA to encourage others to give as well. This year, outdoing them

Bringing History to Life

The holidays are such an incredible time of the year to celebrate with friends and family. It is also the perfect time to look back and celebrate all that has been accomplished, while making plans for the upcoming year. As we envision a diverse and thriving Lower 9th Ward community with record-setting African American homeownership rates, we put together our End of the Year report, entitled: Bringing History to Life. It celebrates the collaborations between the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association, the Lower 9th Ward Community and You! Click on the link below to learn a bit more about how you have helped to bring this vision to life through the preservation and creation of homeownersh

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