OUR PARTNERS

Crescent City Community Land Trust impacts the communities of New Orleans because there is a broader community that impacts us. The following partners are the life blood of our work, and to them we are deeply grateful. Please choose a category below to see how CCCLT bridges funding, community development, business development, housing, and design partners to ensure that all New Orleanians can live in communities of opportunity.

Our Funders


The Ford Foundation believes all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. It also believes the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is focused on the mission of Jesus Christ “… to bring good news to the poor …  release to captives …  sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free.”  (Luke 4:18). Its Community Development wing does this by supporting organizations that nurture the participation of people living in poverty to change structures and policies that affect their lives.

The Foundation for Louisiana invests in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide.

Greater New Orleans Foundation seeks to create a resilient, sustainable, vibrant community in which individuals and families flourish and in which the special character of the New Orleans region and its people is preserved, celebrated, and given the means to develop.

JPMorgan Chase Foundation’s philanthropic goal is simple – be a catalyst for meaningful, positive and sustainable change within our highest-need neighborhoods and communities across the globe.

Our Neighborhood-Based Community Land Trust Partners

Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative. JPNSI is a non-profit organization committed to creating sustainable, democratic, and economically just neighborhoods and communities.

Lower 9th Ward NENA, a grassroots community organizing entity, works with hundreds of volunteers to revitalize the Lower 9th Ward, repopulating the area through sustainable programs such as Minor Repairs and Rebuild.

Community Development Corporation & Homebuyer Training Agency Partners

Associated Neighborhood Development is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping low and moderate-income families through the home buying process. Its mission is to educate and assist families in building wealth through homeownership.

The Neighborhood Development Foundation was founded on the belief that decent affordable housing is essential to the physical and emotional health, productivity and self-esteem of individuals and that homeownership has a significant effect on children’s success.

Project Homecoming is a faith-based community development organization committed to building quality homes and resilient neighborhoods for low-income, uninsured, disabled and elderly families in the greater New Orleans area.

Neighborhood and Main Street Organizations

Broad Community Connections. BCC is a non profit Main Street program focused on revitalizing Broad Street to improve the business climate and enhance the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhood.  BCC promotes economic development by supporting small and local businesses, the area’s unique cultural pathways, and New Orleans’ built environment.

The New Orleans Neighborhoods Partnership Network consists of a citywide network of neighborhoods that was established after the Hurricane Katrina disaster to facilitate neighborhood collaboration, increase access to government and information, and strengthen the voices of individuals and communities across New Orleans.

OC Haley Merchants & Business Association is an organization dedicated to revitalizing  OC Haley Boulevard, a New Orleans Urban Main Street and Cultural District located in historic Central City.  The mission of the organization is to cultivate economic sustainability throughout the area by retaining and facilitating growth and enhancement of existing businesses and developing diverse economic resources to assist member businesses, artists and culture bearers that are consistent with the Afro-Caribbean arts and cultural vision of the community.

St. Claude Main Street is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and supporting an economically thriving and culturally rich crossroads of historic communities within the St. Claude Cultural District. Through community engagement in revitalization efforts, St. Claude Main Street works to ensure equitable, sustainable and prosperous development.

Real Estate & Business Development Partners

Alembic Community Development advances collaborative efforts to build stronger communities by offering a full continuum of planning and development services to nonprofit organizations, neighborhoods and cities.

Green Coast Enterprises is a community resilience company dedicated to reshaping the approach to development along the Gulf Coast. GCE develops real estate and provides several real estate services in urban areas in need of community renewal.

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

Providence Community Housing seeks to bring home 20,000 individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina by rebuilding and/or developing 7,000 units of housing – both single-family homes and apartments.

Stay Local! believes that investing in locally owned businesses is a cost effective way to grow New Orleans’ economy. The organization is about culture, commerce and environment. It believes that locally owned businesses form the cultural backbone of New Orleans and its neighborhoods. It believes that dollar for dollar, shopping at a locally-owned, independent business provides our community with the best possible economic bang for it’s buck because the revenue recirculates throughout the local economy. And it believes that a strong economy is a sustainable economy, and a sustainable economy is one with as many built-in local networks as possible. It seeks to make staying local with purchasing decisions as easy as possible for all consumers.

Government Partners

New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) focuses on comprehensive neighborhood redevelopment including disposition of 5,000 properties acquired by the state following Katrina. The Lot Next Door and other NORA programs are designed to support neighborhood recovery projects. Examples include the Habitat for Humanity’s Musicians’ Village, Make it Right’s redevelopment of housing in the 9th Ward, and the NSP2 program.

The City of New Orleans’ Office of Community Development (OCD) works to stabilize and revitalize communities in the City of New Orleans through the development of affordable housing and economic opportunity, and the delivery of community services that support Orleans Parish residents.

The Network for Economic Opportunity has developed a long-term strategy that holds equity as a principal for New Orleans’ Claiborne Corridor revitalization. It requires the public sector, small businesses, anchor institutions, philanthropy, non-profits, and residents to work together, across sectors — as partners and investors — to create better economic and social outcomes for Corridor residents.

The Louisiana Housing Corporation specializes in forming partnerships with federal, state and local governmental units, banks, lending institutions and non-profit and for-profit developers to make housing affordable for Louisiana’s families.

Policy, Research & Planning Partners

The Cornerstone Partnership is a peer network for home ownership programs that preserve long-term affordability and community stability, helping more hard-working people buy homes today, maintain those homes and keep them affordable in the future.

The Data Center is the most trusted resource for data about greater New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. The Data Center’s areas of expertise include disaster recovery, regional economic analysis, workforce development, racial disparity indicators, blight reduction, affordable housing, and coastal population movements.

The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center is a private, non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to eradicating housing discrimination throughout the greater New Orleans area through education, investigation and enforcement activities.

The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance is a collaborative formed by the non-profit housing builders and community development corporations who are working diligently to rebuild the City of New Orleans after the flood brought by Hurricane Katrina devastated the City’s infrastructure–specifically its housing stock.

The Louisiana Housing Alliance (LHA) is a nonprofit statewide coalition working to ensure the preservation and production of quality affordable housing for low and moderate income Louisianans and those with special needs.

The Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community and strengthens the effectiveness of those committed to improving Louisiana.

Miller Urban Consulting provides urban planning and design services to help create sustainable, equitable communities with a high quality of urban life.

The National Community Land Trust Network provides training, advocacy and resources for its member organizations which nurture and sustain healthy and economically diverse communities by providing permanently affordable access to land, homes, and related resources.

NewCity NOLA is a space where people and groups who live and work in the Tremé/Lafitte, Tulane/Gravier, and Seventh Ward Neighborhoods come together to share information, discuss issues, and build partnerships.

Ride New Orleans advocates for a world class, multi-modal transportation system that promotes a vibrant, healthy and sustainable New Orleans region. Ride’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the New Orleans region by promoting safe, convenient and affordable transportation options.

PLACE is the single unified voice of housing and community development practitioners who build, preserve, and maintain adequate and affordable housing and promote community development for low and moderate income families across the country.

Tulane City Center is Tulane University’s applied urban research and outreach program within Tulane’s School of Architecture.  Tulane City Center implements an array of diverse programs with focus on improving cities, especially New Orleans, through global urban research, the development of flexible and innovative urban strategies, and the provision of environmentally and culturally informed principles to guide the design and revitalization of urban areas.

University of New Orleans, Department of Urban & Regional Planning prepares students for the challenge of shaping urban and regional change throughout the country and around the globe. Since October of 2011, UNO has partnered with CCCLT in pursuing development opportunities in targeted neighborhoods. Specifically, UNO is focused on the community and economic development facet of CCCLT by engaging stakeholders and exploring potential CCCLT capacity through programmatic development.

National Community Land Trust Resources & Partners


Burlington Associates is a national consulting cooperative that supports community land trusts and other shared-equity homeownership activities.

Homes That Last is a resource for homebuyers, lenders, realtors, governments, developers, and everyday citizens to learn more about the advantages of the shared-equity homeownership model and how to implement this model locally.

The National Community Land Trust Network is the national professional organization for community land trusts across the U.S. NCLTN assists community land trusts with technical assistance, advocacy, stewardship education, and ongoing program evaluation and monitoring.

The National Housing Conference is a national advocacy organization dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all in America.

The National Housing Institute is a research and advocacy organization that sits at the intersection of theory, practice and policy in community development. Their magazine, Shelterforce, and blog, Rooflines, often cover community land trust-based developments and shared-equity homeownership issues.

NeighborWorks America works on behalf of community development organizations, providing training, advocacy, and an invaluable national network related to affordable housing and community development issues.

PLACE represents the needs of housing and community development practitioners (CDCs on the ground doing development work) in order to be as effective as possible in assembling common advocacy goals and conveying them to Congress and other stakeholders.

Volunteers, Interns & Student Teams


Volunteers
Sean Mallin
Beth Sorce
Brian Stromberg

Interns
Manyuan Reffell, University of New Olreans
Erin Holmes, University of New Olreans
Kendra Home, University of New Olreans
Jacky Mouton, University of New Orleans

Student Teams
University of New Orleans, Department of Planning & Urban Studies, Master of Urban & Regional Planning Degree Program

Student Team 1 (Spring 2012) |  “Preservation by Design: Bringing Expiring LIHTC Units into the Crescent City CLT Inventory.”

Supervised by:  Associate Professor Marla Nelson, PhD, AICP, and Kristyna N. Jones, Managing Partner, K. Jones Advisors
Students
Rachel Beasley
Brad Dodson
Kendra Home
Mark Kreitz
Michael LoStocco
Mike Madej
Leah Puffer
Beth Sorce

Student Team 2 (Spring 2013) “Creative Capitalization: A Strategic Investment Plan for the Crescent City Community Land Trust.”

Supervised by: Associate Professor Marla Nelson, PhD, AICP, and Kristyna N. Jones, Managing Partner, K. Jones Advisors

Students
Patrick Coyle
Bobby Evans
Rosa Herrin
Erin Holmes
Azeen Khanmalek
Steven Kroll
Jill Zimmerman