For Immediate Release
For Information, Contact:
Kimberly Hollard, Providence Community Housing
504-821-7216 (ofc); 985-326-1918 (cell)
Former Providence Community Housing COO and current Board Member has been dedicated to affordable housing
for Louisianans for more than 30 years.
Friday, January 30, New Orleans — Charlotte Bourgeois has been honored with the Louisiana Housing Alliance’s (LHA) first ever Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented in recognition of Bourgeois’ dedication to creating affordable housing for all Louisianans over the course of more than 30 years at LHA’s annual Affordable Housing & Community Development Awards Luncheon.
Bourgeois served as Chief Operating Officer of Providence Community Housing (2006-2009), a 501(c)3 non-profit community development corporation committed to the viability of the great City of New Orleans through a mission-driven model that focuses on affordable housing development, homeownership and supportive service delivery. During her tenure, Bourgeois managed rehabilitation, redevelopment and development of affordable housing projects for individuals, families and seniors totaling more than $318 million.
“Charlotte is one of the reasons Providence came into existence. Charlotte’s expertise in managing multifaceted large-scale affordable housing projects was exactly what was needed at the upstart of the organization,” affirms Terri North, President and CEO of Providence Community Housing. “There is no one more deserving than Charlotte for the LHA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her life’s work has been dedicated to ensuring the availability of affordable housing for those in greatest need. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside Charlotte all these years. I’ve learned so much from her.”
Bourgeois recently retired from her position as Executive Director of the Louisiana Association of Affordable Housing Providers. She also worked with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, UJAMAA, CDC, the Tulane/Canal Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Willwoods Community among others.
The Louisiana Housing Alliance (LHA) is a nonprofit statewide coalition working to ensure the preservation and production of quality affordable housing for low and moderate income Louisianans and those with special needs.
Providence Community Housing fosters healthy, diverse and vibrant communities by developing, operating and advocating for affordable, mixed-income housing, supportive services and employment opportunities for individuals, families, seniors and people with special needs. The organization’s goal is to assist residents in attaining self-sufficiency through a program model that lead to education, employment and homeownership. Providence has developed a framework of supportive programs and resources, housed at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, as part of its commitment to the community. Providence provides residents of the Faubourg Lafitte and surrounding neighborhoods with quality programming for children, seniors, adults and youth.