The Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association is seeking legal volunteers.

Established in 2006, one year after the Federal Flood that followed Hurricane Katrina, the Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association (L9WHA) serves as a resident-run not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing outreach, advocacy and case management expertise to residents of New Orleans’ historic Lower 9th Ward community. The mission of the L9WHA is to locate and bring home all displaced Lower 9th Ward Homeowners who want to return and to improve the quality of life of all residents of the Lower 9th Ward through affordable homeownership, community and economic development. The organization works to meet its mission by identifying pre-Katrina residents who want to return home but who have not been unable to due to enduring bureaucratic and rebuilding obstacles. The L9WHA provides case management assistance securing Road Home payments for residents who experienced contractor fraud, forced mortgage payoff or theft, who had to spend their Road Home award on rent, or who were underpaid by Road Home in the first place.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact:

M.A. Sheehan, Director, House the 9 Program
Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association
5234 N. Claiborne Ave. New Orleans, LA 70117

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