Support Lower 9th Ward Families


Have a passion for helping others?  Love the Lower 9th Ward? 

Desire to partner with the L9WHA in the revitalization of this historic community?

Volunteers are needed year-round.  We need assistance with:

  • Coordinating community clean-up projects

  • Administration

  • Community outreach

  • Special events & programs

We would love to work with you and use your talents to preserve and create homeownership in the L9.

Contact us at 504-943-6000 or

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Lower 9th Ward community cleaning


Show your love for the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association by supporting us on social media. Follow, like, and share our Facebook, YouTube, Instagram pages. 

Financial Support

Hundreds of individuals have made donations to the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association since our founding in 2006. These donors are the backbone of our our work in the Lower 9th Ward. Whether you are giving $5 or $500, your donation brings families home and helps them remain their.  Our sincere gratitude for your generosity!

Donate Online




Donate by mail:

Make your check payable to the “Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association” 

     Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association
     5234 N. Claiborne Ave.
     New Orleans, LA 70117

Employer Match 

If your employer will match your gift, please email employer information to

Planned Foundation: Planned or Structured Giving 

For foundations and individuals who would like information on Planned or Structured Giving, please contact Gaynell Brady, Executive Director at 504-943-6000,


The Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We thank you for your support!

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The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is one of our most important partners. This fall their entire employee grant-making committee, along with foundation staff and Board members, came to learn first-hand about our work. Here they listen as John Koeferl explains the fight to stop the widening of the Industrial Canal that breached during Katrina.

Our Funders

We are deeply grateful for the generous support of our funders. 

Our Partners

We collaborate with following organizations and are thankful for their support, vision and leadership.

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Krewe of House the 9

Become a sustaining donor. Click on the DONATE button below and select "make this a monthly donation." 

Partner with the residents of the Lower 9th Ward in their determination to continue the legacy of homeownership left to them by their parents and grandparents. Join the Krewe of the House the 9 today!

Members of the Krewe of House the 9

The following sponsors are sustaining donors and members of the Krewe of House the 9. Their gifts continue to be reflected in everything we do.



    Anne Sheehan

    Jim Hogan

Celebrity Guest

    Julie Lafargue

    Kathi Westcott

    Steve and Sarah Marshall

    Tony Maida and Tony Volpe

Marching Band

    Margaret Sheehan McCaleb

     Nancy Fitz


Float Lieutenant           

    Anita Lee

    Brian Carlson and Beth Jacobs

    Grace Hall

    Mark Clark

    Mary Taylor

    Sandy Rosenthal

    Tom Mapp

    Laura Lester


Float Rider

    Alex Wilson

    Bob Lane

    Carolynn Fowler-Smith

    Ellen Taylor

    Eric Schaeffer

    Jim Emlet

    Laura Fraher

    Marge Anderson

    Michelle Keller

    Robert Gianassi


Krewe Member

    Abby Arnold

    Annie Moore

    Carmen Carrera

    Chuck Stern

    Gigi Sohn

    Jamie Little

    Jane McCord

    Dave and Joyce Thomas

    Karen Armagost

    Kris Pottharst

    Laurie Egger

    Michael Beckel

    Rebecca Harvey

    Troy Barnhart