NORA owns approximately 2,500 properties across the City, and is committed to being a responsible steward of those properties to help stabilize neighborhoods and encourage new investment.
Most of these properties are vacant lots, and we carefully maintain them through regular mowing provided by our locally-based maintenance vendors. NORA also maintains hundreds of blighted vacant properties annually on behalf of the City of New Orleans.
Recognizing that there are opportunities to go beyond simple grass cutting, NORA has become a leader in using vacant properties for a variety of redevelopment goals, such as reducing flooding in neighborhoods, beautifying vacant lots, and providing opportunities for the community to use our lots for greening projects. For example, our Growing Green program allows individuals and community organizations to lease our vacant lots for gardens, agriculture, and fruit orchards.
For more information about our Growing Green Program, please contact:
Brian Burns, Project Manager.