House the 9

The key to moving the Lower 9th Ward out of the poverty, disinvestment, and blight that followed the flood is to restore the core strengths that are central to the neighborhood's identity—

strong family networks grounded in the ownership of homes.

L9WHA Services

As advocates for housing, we remain focused on preserving and promoting homeownership.  We are committed to:

Creating Homeownership

  • We network with organizations and agencies dedicated to providing affordable homeownership opportunities            

  • Help is available with homeowner education classes, financing options, credit counseling, and more  

  • Owning a home may be more affordable than paying rent!

 Preserving Homeownership  

  • Do you have a clear title on your property? 

  • Do you have a will? 

  • Are you eligible for an age or  disability freeze? 

  • Do you have a Homestead Exemption? Do you owe back taxes? We have information that may benefit you. 

Road Home Grant Compliance

  • If you have received a letter or lawsuit demanding you repay your Road Home grant, please call us! 

  • We may be able to help you reduce the amount you owe or eliminate all together.

The best way to determine if you qualify for assistance is to:

Hurricane Assistance

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Homeowner's and Flood Insurance Claims
  • If your home was been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, the L9WHA can assist you with settling your insurance claims and documenting your loss

  • If disaster strikes, contact us for the latest updates on disaster recovery

Mortgage Assistance

How Do I Get Help With My Mortgage Payment?

  • You may be able to temporarily STOP your mortgage payments.

  • Call your mortgage servicer to see if you are eligible - the phone number should be on your monthly statement

  • Ask for "forbearance" (which should stop your payments temporarily) AND "modification"  (which means you will not have to pay the missed payments until the end of your loan period)

Call the L9WHA at 504-943-6000 if you have questions or need help

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