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Our Mission

The mission of the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association is the Preservation and Creation of homeownership and the Resident-Driven Revitalization of our historic community.

Our Vision

1. Existing homeowners are secure in their ownership. We will help existing homeowners remain in their homes, continuing the legacy of homeownership left to them by their parents and grandparents.

2. The L9 is a quality neighborhood for establishing a home,where residents act collectively to build a vibrant community.  We will support community initiatives that build collective power, nurture quality of life, and further our

goals related to homeownership.

3. There is an annual increase in the population of Lower 9th Ward homeowners. We will support homeownership creation to continue our neighborhood’s historic strength, build African American wealth, and sustain a healthy, economically viable community.

Core Strength

Our core strength is our ability to uncover systemic problems at the ground level and bring solutions to  policy-makers, bridging the gap between affected  communities and the people in power.  As we learn about systemic issues through our work with individual homeowners, we develop solutions and present them to policy makers—then implement the policy changes at the neighborhood level.

Racism, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at L9WHA

All nonprofit and for-profit organizations should establish clear definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and racism. Defining these principles keeps the L9WHA board and staff members on the same page and empowers us to remain relevant to a diversifying community.


L9WHA recognizes the value of a diverse society and works toward establishing a community where all our residents are free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. The L9WHA engages all community members by active listening; and applying their input to the development of our services, resources, and program offerings. Download our full statement.

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