Pictured Above: Ms. Vanessa's yard complete and 100% flood-free (right) because of you and the Infiltration Trench installed at her home (left), designed to hold 479 gallons of water. At the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association (L9WHA) we are dedicated to creating and preserving homeownership in the Lower 9th Ward. New in 2021, The Whole 9 Initiative assesses every part of the homeowners lives and provides information, resources, and other support that reduces barriers
June is National Homeownership Month
Pictured Above: 9 of the 10 new homes you helped to have built are now complete, and the tenth home will be complete in the next month. Purchasing a home of their own was a major accomplishment for the descendants of sharecroppers. In 1964, my grandparents became first-time homebuyers in the L9. They wanted to make sure they had a place to call home--with no strings attached. My grandfather worked as a longshoreman, and my grandmother worked long hours at Charity Hospital
Benjamin Brady, son of Executive Director Gaynell Brady, enjoying the Bush Family Reunion in the L9. Dear Friend, In the past few weeks, love for Ms. Bobbie, Ms. Vanessa and the Lower 9th Ward has overflowed. We are so grateful to all of you. And while we cannot throw a huge celebration quite yet, we anticipate the time when we can meet together again and celebrate you and our partnership together! Because of you all, and your generosity during GiveNOLA 2021, we were able to
Only a Few Hours Left
“The greatest gift we can give the homeowners of the lower 9th Ward is security. When we work with community partners to reduce or eliminate barriers to food and homeownership, we are securing resources for future lower 9th Ward residents. The work we do today will last for generations. We are able to accomplish this because of the funds that we received from you.” - Gaynell Brady, L9WHA Executive Director MA Sheehan (L9WHA Housing Director) & Eleanor (L9WHA Development Coord
Today's the Day
L9WHA Founder Linda Jackson celebrating our GiveNOLA partners in 2019 with Andy Kopplin, President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Today's the Day! It's impossible to start a GiveNOLA Day without remembering our founder Ms. Linda Jackson. She gave her all fighting to restore her beloved Lower 9th Ward neighborhood, and after her passing last May, her daughter asked us to do the same. As Covid -19 hit this last year, the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Associatio
With GiveNOLA 2021 (www.GiveNOLA.org/L9WHA) less than 24 hours away, we wanted to take a moment to share a bit about the incredible progress that's being made in the L9 community just recently as a result of your partnership with the L9WHA. Don't wait until tomorrow - you can schedule your GiveNOLA gift today!! Through the utilization of the core tenets of The Whole 9 Initiative - extensive outreach, building trust, and establishing relationships - we have successfully pres
We NEED You!
We NEED You! The Whole 9 Initiative is all about partnership - partnering homeowners with resources. And it is because of you and your partnership that this initiative is even possible. Each of you are a part of this program, playing your unique role, and we couldn't do it without you. So, How can you help? 1. Save the Date – Mark your calendar: Give NOLA Day is on May 4! 2. Early Giving has Already Started! – Be a leader in the fight for reducing barriers to homeownership fo
Our Whole 9 Project
Early Giving Begins TODAY! The Countdown is on - GiveNOLA 2021 is only 2 weeks away - (www.givenola.org/L9WHA) This incredible day is May 4th. But you don't have to wait until May 4 - you can actually make your GiveNOLA gift TODAY!! Our Whole 9 Project Each GiveNOLA 2021 donation will go toward our Whole 9 Project. The mission of the project is to meet all the needs of L9 homeowners. Through extensive outreach, we connect with elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners. W
The Whole 9
As we preserve and protect our beloved, historic community, we are committed to the WHOLE of the Lower 9th Ward homeowner. 2021 is flying by, and I cannot believe it is April already! Here in New Orleans, things look a bit different with fewer festivals, but as the city continues to be a leader on the number of vaccines given in the State of Louisiana, street events (and flowers) are starting to blossom. And we are happy to report that our Whole 9 Initiative is in full swing.