Read about our work with local partners in the Gulf Coast.
Faubourg Lafitte – New Orleans
Enterprise, Providence Community Housing and L+M Development Partners, Inc. are redeveloping the community on and around the site of the former Lafitte public housing development. This 27.5-acre development contained 900 apartments in the historic Tremé/Lafitte neighborhood of New Orleans.
In February 2011, we celebrated the opening of the first 134 apartments.
The adjacent Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center is a hub for supportive services for former Lafitte residents and others in the community.
A Head Start center to be operated by Total Community Action is under construction on the Lafitte site.
When complete, the Faubourg Lafitte development will include 900 affordable apartments and 600 for-sale or market-rate rental homes.
Oak Haven Apartments – Waveland, Miss.
More than five years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed all of Hancock County’s public housing, seniors in Waveland now have an affordable place to call home thanks to Oak Haven Apartments.
In January 2011, Gov. Haley Barbour joined Enterprise, the Bay Waveland Housing Authority, Centerpointe Regional Housing Development, the American Express Center for Community Development, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other local housing partners for a grand opening celebration with senior residents.
Oak Haven features 80 affordable, cottage-style apartment homes with the latest hurricane resistant technology of concrete filled insulated form wall systems built to withstand up to 130 mile per hour winds.
Mississippi Cottage Square, Ocean Springs, Miss.
Residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina in Ocean Springs live in new energy-efficient homes at Cottage Square.
Mississippi Cottage Square is the first Katrina cottage neighborhood in the state.
The energy-efficient cottages are among the 3,000 that were built by the state of Mississippi as alternatives to the FEMA travel trailer.
Enterprise is working with local nonprofits and housing developers to demonstrate how these cottages can provide high-quality, permanent affordable housing when used in an appropriate setting.