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An Inventory of the Records of the Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development
The Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development assisted in providing decent housing and suitable living environment for the citizens of New Orleans. Towards that end it developed policy, coordinated housing and neighborhood iniatives, and supervised federally funded housing programs.
Key functions included:
In carrying out these functions the Division worked through community-based organizations, banks, and churches to enhance quality of life for low and moderate income citizens, to improve the appearance, and to facilitate the revitalization of the Crescent City. It encouraged the formation of community-based organizations as well as the undertaking of cooperative endeavors involving such groups.
The records comprise a single series, alphabetically arranged by folder title. It is clear that this small group of records does not come close to comprising the RECORDS of the Division. The Archives had no direct contact with DHND during the transition period back in 2002 and has no knowledge as to the location of any additional surviving materials.
Of the records present in this series the four-volume Consulting Report of Various Parcels of Real Estate in Area Known as Treme (1996) is of particular interest since it documents many buildings that were standing in the neighborhood in the years prior to the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed.
These records are organized into a single series:
Restrictions on Access
Available to registered researchers by appointment (contact the archives staff for additional information).
Restrictions on Use
Documents written/created by or for City of New Orleans officials/employees may be used with no restrictions. Copyright to letters written by outside individuals, agencies, and corporations belong to those entities.
Mayor Marc H. Morial, Records of the Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development, 1994-2002