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.”

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January 2, 2020

This morning, Sarah can look out her living room window and see the results of your generosity. This year, 10 new homes will be built across the street from her house. Already, the foundations of 3 of them have been poured! Your support has been instrumental in making...

December 31, 2019

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 www.L9WHA.org/donate or send a check t...

December 23, 2019

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 plac...

December 21, 2019

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 Lo...