Monthly Archives: March 2016

Remembering Fr. Michael Jacques

As Providence Community Housing approaches its 10th anniversary, we remember the people and partners who have influenced and contributed to the unprecedented effort and dedication to rebuild New Orleans’ most celebrated neighborhoods. Father Michael Jacques, SSE, pastor of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Tremé for 29 years, dedicated his life’s work to advocating for…
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GiveNOLA Day is May 3!

Providence Community Housing will participate in the third, annual GiveNOLA Day, Tuesday May 3.  GiveNOLA Day ignites the giving spirit throughout the region as our community comes together to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. Please visit the site www.givenola.org on May 3, anytime between midnight and midnight, search for Providence Community Housing, and…
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COMMUNITY SERVICES SPOTLIGHT: Job Readiness

Adult/Senior Services Coordinator, Claudette Austin, checks the job board at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center for updates. Increased opportunities for jobs and training program slots have come to Providence and we’re working to get that information out to the community – our job board is just one of those ways.   “The biggest success in our…
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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Start Smart, LLC

  Start Smart LLC is a locally owned and operated company that specializes in providing consulting, training and publishing products and services for government, corporate and non-profit clients. The partnership between Start Smart and Providence is two-fold, centered around compliance and employment. Start Smart ensures that contractors Providence works with on the Faubourg Lafitte site…
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Seniors Often Choose Between Making Rent or Other Essentials

  The number of senior households paying unaffordable rent has outpaced the growth in the overall senior population during the past decade. Nationally, 11.4 million renter households spend more than half their income toward rent and utilities each month leaving too little left over for other necessities like groceries or medical expenses. According to the…
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RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT: Jacqueline Gibson, St. Ann Apartments

  Jacqueline Gibson was born and raised in New Orleans, and the Tremé/Lafitte area has been a special place to her all her adult life. “When I got married, that’s when we moved on over to Governor Nicholls,” recalls Mrs. Jackie. In telling her story, it was evident that much of the way she gives…
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Real Estate Development Continues in Faubourg Lafitte Community

  Providence has begun construction of three (3) offsite single family homes in the 1000 block of N. Miro Street– a block from Phyllis Wheatley Community School. When completed, the buildings will be 2-story 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes for sale for households who make 80% of the area medium income and below. The camel-back style homes…
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