Phone: 504.658.4000

City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans' mission is to deliver excellent service to its citizens with courage, competence and compassion and to provide unbeatable customer service driven by sound fiscal management. As good stewards of the city's resources, the City of New Orleans ensures safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, good-paying jobs and a clean environment for our citizens. NORA partners with many department of City Hall to reduce blight and improve neighborhoods, such as the Mayor's Office, Council Offices, Chief Administrative Office, Department of Code Enforcement, and City Planning Department.

Phone: (817) 978-5965

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.

Phone: (225) 342-7412

Office of Community Development (OCD)

The mission of the Office of Community Development (OCD) is to award and administer federal financial assistance to units of general local government in federally designated areas of the State to further develop communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low to moderate income in accordance with federal statutory requirements.

Phone: (206) 709-3100

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Phone: 212-573-5000

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide.

Phone: 504.821.7242

Enterprise Community Partners

For more than 30 years, Enterprise has introduced solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and other partners that share our vision that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life.

Phone: 202-760-4000

Neighborworks America

NeighborWorks America is one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development.

Phone: 504-236-8333

Center for Community Progress

Community Progress exists to help meet the growing need in America's cities and towns for effective, sustainable solutions to turn vacant, abandoned and problem properties into vibrant places.

Phone: 504-529-2837

Sewerage and Water Board

The Sewerage and Water Board has been serving citizens and protecting the environment since 1899. Originally formed to combat disease by providing safe drinking water and eliminating the health hazards of open sewer ditches, today the S&WB continues its mission using 21st century technology.

Phone: 504.527.6900


Greater New Orleans, Inc. is a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana.

Phone: 504-564-7816


Propeller is a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization founded in 2009 that incubates and launches socially minded ventures from its coworking space on Washington and Broad, where workspace and event space are available for rent.

Phone: 504.934.450

New Orleans Business Alliance

The New Orleans Busi­ness Alliance (NOLABA) is the offi­cial non-profit orga­ni­za­tion tasked with lead­ing eco­nomic devel­op­ment ini­tia­tives for the City of New Orleans. NOLABA is a public-private part­ner­ship between the City of New Orleans and pri­vate investors from the local community.

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