A Message from Lauren Anderson, CEO
Exciting things are happening in New Orleans!
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, our neighborhoods are rebuilding, and there is a new commitment to civic engagement across all sectors of the community. New Orleans unemployment rate these days is significantly lower than the national average, and homeownership is on the rise as people continue to repopulate the area and as a result of being displaced, want to firmly plant their roots in the community they love.
However, there is still much to be done.
Blighted properties remain a major obstacle for many neighborhoods seeking to create vibrant, safe communities; making our work more relevant and necessary than at any time in our 34-year history. In my 16 years as CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services, we’ve grown steadily in response to the demand for our services:
I invite you to join us in the rebuilding effort by learning how to become a savvy homeowner; by utilizing our construction management services to take care of every detail of your home renovation project; by joining in our community organizing efforts, or by making a gift of financial support.
If we work together, the exciting possibilities for New Orleans are endless.
Lauren Anderson, CEO
"The current crisis in the mortgage and credit market underscores the importance of NHS' work. NHS prepares families for sustainable homeownership by providing credit counseling and referring them to responsible lenders."
- R. King Milling, Immediate Past President, Whitney National Bank