Achieving the Dream

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Congratulations to the Valentine Family!!   9th Ward NENA is proud to help Emanuel and Kalandra Valentine achieve their dream of becoming homeowners! Here are pictures of them and their new home in Slidell along with their testimonial email to Ms. Carolina Gallop, our amazing Housing Counselor. You can be next to achieve your dream. Register for our classes today!

“Good Afternoon Ms. Carolina,
Emanuel and I wanted to thank you for the great 1st Time Homebuyers Class and let you know we purchased our first home in Slidell last week!!  We referred a few people to your class and wanted to let you know you played a vital role in our home purchasing process. We’re throwing a house warming party, but you gotta have your own insurance lol. Chat with you soon!! Love and Blessings”   
The Valentine Family

Emanuel & Kalandra Valentine

A Look Inside NENA’s Classes

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9th Ward NENA is proud to announce that 2 of our students closed on their homes yesterday and it’s just January! This is a great start to a New Year.

Guest Speakers

Some of our guest speakers include mortgage bankers, home inspectors and REALTORs.


Class Participation

We encourage you to participate and ask questions. The more you know, the closer you get to becoming a home owner.

Verification of Training

Once you have completed the class, you will receive a Certificate as well as continued support from our Housing Counselor, Ms. Carolina Gallop.

Another NENA Success Story

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9th Ward NENA has helped another client to home ownership. Here are pictures of Tina Andrews posing with her family after becoming a homeowner. NENA's housing counseling and educational classes are key to her success. We are proud to help Tina Andrews achieve her American Dream.
You can be next. Register for our classes today!

One of NENA’s Success Stories In HANO’s Newsletter

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Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) featured a success story about Janelle Warren who became the first person in her family to own a home. She achieved this goal by taking NENA's First Time Home Buyer and Financial Fitness classes as well as counseling from our knowledgeable and dedicated Housing Counselor, Carolina Gallop (NENA's staffer). We are proud to help Janelle Warren achieve her American Dream.

Community Housing & Health Fair

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Come Join Us and Have Fun

Community Housing & Health Fair

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10AM – 2PM

9th Ward NENA Parking Lot
1123 Lamanche Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
on the corner of St. Claude Avenue.

Free Health Screenings
Free Housing & Banking Resources
Kids Area with Games and Snacks


Sponsored by
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Commercial Development Opportunity

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St Claude commercial corridor is growing with many national and local businesses making plans along this important thoroughfare. NENA is seeking ideas, plans, and proposals for this commercial property at 5701 St Claude Street on the corner of Lamanche. The ultimate development will be the highest and best use for the community. The foundation and walls seem sound and NENA is seeking funding for a new roof. The 2,100 square foot building accompanies the lot at 5707 St. Claude which provides ample parking for any commercial activity. The combined lots measure 73′ along St. Claude by 117′ deep. NENA Offices are housed directly behind the property and can be seen in the rear of the parking lot photo.  Ongoing management and oversight of any future project is facilitated by the proximity of administration. To make recommendations or discuss possibilities please call or text Ron Mazier at 504-650-1523. To make a donation, please click the Donate button.

Delery Renovation

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NENA is a leading developer in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. From new construction to renovations to small repairs NENA has performed a wide range of development activity across the community. Pictured here is the latest project which will become home to a low income family by the summer of 2017. This photo was taken immediately after  overgrown vegetation had been  cut back.  The vegetation and vines were so bad that the house could barely be seen from the street. It seems that the house had not been touched since hurricane Katrina so neighbors are very pleased with the improvement to their block. NENA will continue these projects as funding permits. Please consider making a donation by clicking on the Donate button.

The Outreach Krewe

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Outreach by Helena Nealy, Paulette Kennedy, Debbie McHenry, and Carmen Demourelle

(L-R) Carmen Demourelle, Helena Nealy, Debbie McHenry, Paulette Kennedy

NENA has the greatest group of Outreach volunteers. Helena Nealy, Paulette Kennedy, Debbie McHenry, and Carmen Demourelle represent various nonprofit groups throughout the city. From NOLA for Life, Second Harvesters, Ceasefire and others, expect to find these ladies at the forefront of community involvement. From community feedings and helping tornado victims to addressing difficult issues like domestic violence and child abuse, NENA volunteers provide the energy and leadership required of long term community development.

Music for Volunteers

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Volunteers from Xavier High School in Appleton, Wisconsin traveled 18 hours to volunteer and perform service hours in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. They painted and cleaned up the properties of several residents in the community. In this video, they take a break from painting the mural at 5701 St Charles.

And here is completed mural