Achieving the American Dream

Home Ownership is the American Dream that millions of Louisiana residents want to participate in each year. It offers substantial social and financial benefits for families, communities and the country as a whole. Here at NENA, we are empowering people of New Orleans to become homeowners. We strive to facilitate positive change in the community through education, community development and revitalization.

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Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge is power and the key to home ownership and financial success. NENA offers financial empowerment classes to help people make sound financial decisions in order to achieve financial independence and success. These classes are aimed at first time home buyers who want to learn how to manage their debt and increase wealth. We cover everything from debt management, spending modification, understanding credit scores and of course, guiding people through the home buying process.

NENA's Empowerment Classes & Counseling Service

First Time Home Buyer

This course is aim at individuals who want to become homeowners. The class is broken up into 2 sessions of 6 hours each and covers the necessary steps to take towards becoming a homeowner. 

Financial Literacy

This course focuses on helping students manage their finances. It covers daily and monthly debt management and recommends ways for people to save money. Sometimes, people must modify their spending behavior to achieve their financial goals.

Credit Counseling

 Managing your credit score is very important because it determines how much credit or loan a person receives base on that score. This is a one on one session with individuals to empower them towards achieving home ownership and financial success.

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NENA's empowerment classes

our teaching team

We succeed when you succeed.

Carolina Gallop

Housing Counselor

Carolina is a HUD approved housing counselor who teaches the First Time Home Buyer Class. She is passionate about what she teaches and enjoys impacting people’s lives in a positive way. She also does credit counseling with people to empower them towards achieving their financial goals. 

Ron Mazier

Executive Director

Ron is the Executive Director to 9th Ward NENA. He also teaches the Financial Fitness/Literacy class to empower individuals to understand and take control of their finances. He has a Master Degree in Economics and has  taught Economics at Tulane University as an Adjunct Professor.

Susie Mazier

Office Support

Susie handles light accounting, payroll and other administrative support. She is currently the web administrator for 9th Ward NENA and marketing assistant. Increasing community awareness of NENA’s housing counseling  program  will be her focus. She has a Finance Degree from the University of New Orleans.