Our sister nonprofit, Southern United Neighborhoods, is helping a woman come back to the Lower 9th Ward who was a major victim of contractor fraud. She is elderly, disabled and really struggling to become whole. A contractor took off with all her money and left her home UN-livable. SUN can only do so much. She needs help getting her appliances, light fixtures and making her home as accessible as possible. She needs funds to buy basic things. Please help if you can. Visit southernunitedneighborhoods.org to donate today. We have fixed 23 homes in the Lower 9th Ward and helped residents who thought they would never be able to come back to the Lower 9th Ward.
October 30th, 2014
Protest at the former SOUL headquarters (Jon Johnson) 1938 Caffin – been on the demo list since July. Lower 9th Ward is full of Haunted Houses and every day is Halloween thanks to the City. This is a bus stop and students walk by this every single day they go to school. Please vote YES to Amendment 13th on November 4th to allow residents to buy lots for $100.
October 25th, 2014
Lake Charles A Community Voice hosted their 22nd Annual Housing and Community Fair. Over 200 people came out. ACV would like to thank our sponsors: Southern United Neighborhoods, Tri-Star Management, Louisiana Small Business Development Center, Capital One Bank and Isle of Capri Casino.
On September 25th, 2014, ACV members held a Stand up and Fight Back against growing blight, lack of city response and no police patrols.
The 1600 block of Louisa (at N. Claiborne) is a hazard with overgrown grass so you can’t see to turn onto Claiborne, 3 wide open abandoned homes, people allowed to buy property at discount and never keep it up, and an unsafe bus stop. Residents are sick of overgrown grass, vacant homes and unsafe bus stops. Councillmember Jason Williams’ office made a commitment to get something done within 3 weeks.
Do you think that we should take this opportunity to send a message to the nation that the funds are not being spent in our community even though the funds were raised to fix our neighborhoods?
We have documents that show that the city spent $30 million on the Crescent Park on the river by the Marigny and built a new park at Lafitte and spent funds across the river on parks and many things but didn’t fix our area. Do you think that we should fight for our fair share of the funds?
For about an hour we will be at Reynes and St. Claude by the bridge at 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Sat. Aug. 30th, to Memorialize and Protest 9 years later and we need more.
Please Join Us! 504-941-2852
July 26th, 2014
New Orleans, LA
Thanks to everyone who came out. We had a great turnout of 250 and much from all our volunteers and sponsors. Special Thanks to St. Paul the Apostle Church,SUNO; Louisiana Small Business Development Center, JOB1; Capital One Bank; Value Plus Realty, LLC,; The Gesund Law Offices, LLC; Abide Home Care Services; Southeast Louisiana Law Center; The Law Office of Melanie A. Leavitt; Make it Right; Southern United Neighborhoods; and Fair Grinds Coffeehouse.