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Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association: A Great Asset for the Community

Neighborhood Associations are an invaluable community resource; they foster community engagement, address neighborhood concerns and bring about a feeling of pride and inclusiveness for residents. Our Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association is no different. Comprised of resident leaders from the greater Faubourg Lafitte footprint, these individuals donate their time and their talents to fostering a greater…
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NeighborWorks Week 2016: June 4 – 12

  Each June, NeighborWorks America and its network of national organizations mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, business people, neighbors, friends, and local and national elected and civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness. As a NeighborWorks chartered member, Providence will kick off NeighborWorks Week 2016 on Saturday, June 4 at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center! In…
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N. Miro Street Homes For Sale

    Providence Community Housing is currently working with builder, Sunrise Homes, on the construction of three homes for sale. Located on N. Miro Street, between St. Philip Street and Ursulines Avenue, the homes are part of Providence Community Housing’s commitment to providing affordable housing options within the Faubourg Lafitte footprint. Construction on the houses began in…
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Bell Artspace Campus Celebrates Groundbreaking

  On April 14th, co-developers Providence Community Housing and Artspace Projects came together with community partners to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Bell Artspace Campus. Speakers at the event included Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu; Councilmember Jared Brossett; Councilmember LaToya Cantrell; Councilmember Susan Guidry; Kelley Linquist, President, Artspace Projects; and Terri North, President & CEO, Providence…
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Bell Artspace Campus Groundbreaking

  For Immediate Release: April 5, 2016 Release #0051 Melodie Bahan, V.P. Communications 612.850.8219                        melodie.bahan@artspace.org     BELL ARTSPACE CAMPUS BREAKS GROUND APRIL 14 Former Bell School to be transformed to affordable artist housing    Artspace Projects will join with community partners, including Providence Community Housing, on April 14 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the…
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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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