February 15, 2017
NINTH WARD -- In an effort to increase the number of affordable houses in New Orleans, Habitat for Humanity and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority have vowed to build 100 new homes in the Lower Ninth Ward.
The two groups will break ground Wednesday, February 15 on 48 vacant lots in this area of New Orleans which has struggled to rebuild since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Habitat is the first of NORA's developer partners to begin construction through NORA's Lower 9 Development Initiative. Over the next five years, NOAHH will build 100 units for both renters and homeowners.
The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority is a catalyst for the revitalization of the city, partnering in strategic developments that celebrate the city's neighborhoods and honor its traditions.
Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, NOAHH has hosted more than 150,000 volunteers who built over 450 new homes, gutted over 2,400 flooded homes, attacked blight properties, partnered to cultivate 36 urban gardens and made urgently needed repairs for over 120 elderly or disabled property owners in need.