See some of our successful work with partners in the Gulf Coast.
Faubourg Lafitte – New Orleans, La.
Enterprise, Providence Community Housing and L+M Development Partners, Inc. are redeveloping community on and around the site of the former Lafitte public housing development, a 27.5 acre parcel containing 900 apartments in the historic Tremé/Lafitte neighborhood of New Orleans.
In February 2011, we celebrated the opening of the first 134 apartments, bringing an end to many residents’ long journey home. The second phase of development is currently underway.
The Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, adjacent to Lafitte is a hub for supportive services to former Lafitte residents and others in the community. A new Head Start center to be operated by Total Community Action is under construction on the Lafitte site.
When complete, Faubourg Lafitte will include 900 affordable apartments and 600 for-sale or market-rate rental homes on the former Lafitte footprint and in the surrounding community.
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 are moving into new energy-efficient homes at Cottage Square.
This development is the first Katrina cottage neighborhood in the state.
The energy-efficient cottages are some of the 3,000 that were built by the state of Mississippi as alternatives to the FEMA travel trailer.
Enterprise is working in partnership with local nonprofits and other developers to demonstrate how these cottages can provide high-quality, permanent affordable housing when used in an appropriate setting.