‘Peoples’ Housing+’ Launches in New Orleans

Thumbnail Image001NEW ORLEANS  – Jan. 12 marked the launch of People’s Housing+, a merger of three New Orleans-based community development corporations: Home by Hand, Crescent City Community Land Trust and Tulane Canal Neighborhood Development Corporation.

“Today has been a long-awaited day for our organization,” said PH+ Chief Executive Officer Oji Alexander in a press release. “The launch of a new Black-led, community-driven organization that will bring a new approach to affordable housing development and delivery has been over a year in the making. We are taking a comprehensive approach to wealth-building that goes beyond just affordable housing.”

The launch of People’s Housing+ took place at the site of a blighted firehouse owned by the city of New Orleans. The new organization plans to convert the property into seven affordable apartment units above an early childhood development facility. 

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“It’s exciting to see how our agencies are working together with public and private entities to make a difference,” said Sydney Shivers, interim director of the city of new orleans office of community assets and investments. “Each of the organizations that now comprise PH+ are longtime, trusted development partners. Each has leveraged city resources to create affordable homeownership opportunities and community spaces that uplift and empower by meeting people where they are.”

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