Monthly Archives: November 2015

Realizing the dream of homeownership

  When Taeshaun Walters’s mom mentioned that Taeshaun should consider buying a house, the 30-year old was surprised. Taeshaun recalls, “We were both working at Delgado, and my mom would just ride around the area every now and then. One day she called me and said, ‘Tae, I saw these really adorable houses. I think…
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Providence and Whole Foods team up for the holidays!

During this, the season of thanks and giving, Providence once again hosted Thanksgiving Dinner at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center. Held on the evening of November 18, the event was even bigger than the previous year. In partnership with our community sponsor and food provider, Whole Foods, 187 meals were distributed to residents and community members…
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New housing for seniors closer to completion

  If you’ve been anywhere near Orleans Avenue and North Galvez these past months, you’ve noticed a rather large building being constructed in the middle of Faubourg Lafitte, right at the corner. Part of the first 812-unit mixed-income phase of Faubourg Lafitte, the Lafitte Senior Building is well on its way to completion.  As the…
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Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association Attend Annual Conference

Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association members with Providence staff at annual conference, 2015 From Oct 15-18, the Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association (FLTA) travelled to Louisville, KY to participate in their third Community Leadership Institute conference. Providence Program Lead at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center and our Resident Outreach & Empowerment Associate both attended the three-day conference with…
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Providence joins in #iGiveCatholic Day – December 1st

This year, as part of our annual appeal we are participating with the Catholic Foundation for their day of giving, #iGiveCatholic Day on December 1st. The goal of the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day is to inspire our community to come together with charitable giving in support of important causes such as ours.  #iGiveCatholic Giving Day starts at…
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NEWCITY: Volunteer opportunity and resident needs survey data available

Parcel Survey NEWCITY is currently conducting its 2015 Community Impact Measurement Parcel Survey. This survey collects vital data on the building condition, building use, and status of over 5,700 parcels in the Treme/Lafitte, Tulane/Gravier, and 7th Ward neighborhoods of New Orleans. The data is collected every other year, and provides valuable insight that helps to inform…
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Terri North at CPEX Smart Growth Summit

  On November 3rd, Terri North, President & CEO of Providence Community Housing, presented a session at Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) annual Smart Growth Summit. The topic of the sesssion A New Approach to Addressing Housing Needs – the “Neighborhood Plus” Approach featured speakers from Dallas’ that introduced the city’s newly adopted Neighborhood Plus…
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