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Collection Summary

Administrative History of the Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Records

Mayor Marc H. Morial

An Inventory of the Records of the Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development



Collection Summary

Repository: City Archives
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Creator: Mayor Marc H. Morial
Title: Records of the Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development
Dates: 1994-2002
Quantity: 6 boxes
Abstract: Records of the Mayor's Office in the areas of housing, grants related to housing, and neighborhood initiatives.

Administrative History 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:

  • providing financial and technical assistance (through grants, awards, etc.) to persons who could not afford to make needed repairs to their properties by private means
  • empowering residents to improve the quality of life within their communities
  • maintaining the City's Consolidated Plan for Housing
  • code enforcement
  • monitoring/oversight of social service programs
  • management and disposition of adjudicated properties

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.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

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.

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Arrangement

These records are organized into a single series:

Subject Files

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Restrictions

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.

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Administrative Information

Preferred citation:

Mayor Marc H. Morial, Records of the Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development, 1994-2002

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Detailed Description of the Records


Box 1

A. P. Tureaud Community Planning Project 1997 From the University of New Orleans College of Urban and Public Affairs.
A. P. Tureaud/7th Ward Homeownership Zone 1996 HUD EDI grant application and proposed 108 loan summary.
Albertson's (Central City) 1999 Includes reproductions of drawings/plans and a report on properties in Central City affected by the project.
Bacatown Community Development Corporation 1996-2001
Bienville Corridor Project, Application for Funding 1995
Building Affordable Housing, Creating Employment Opportunities, and Attacking Urban Blight in New Orleans 2000 Prepared by the InterCity Development Group, LLC.
Central City Impact Neighborhood 1995
Citizen Planning for Community Development in the Lower Ninth Ward 1996 From the University of New Orleans College of Urban and Public Affairs.
Consulting Report of Various Parcels of Real Estate in Area Known as Treme 1996 Volumes 1-3; prepared for the New Orleans Home Mortgage Authority by Thorns Consulting, Inc.; includes photographs and descriptions of each property.

Box 2

Consulting Report of Various Parcels of Real Estate in Area Known as Treme 1996 Volume 4; prepared for the New Orleans Home Mortgage Authority by Thorns Consulting, Inc.; includes photographs and descriptions of each property.
Desire Community Housing Corporation Response to RFQ for Single-Family Development for the Desire HOPE VI Program 2000
Desire HOPE VI Rehabilitation Plan, Amendments 1999
Enterprise Foundation 1998
Fannie Mae 1995-2001

Box 3

Finance Authority of New Orleans 1998-2002
Four Years of Progress Report 1997
Freddie Mac 1996-2002
Golden Hammer Awards (Mayor Morial's) undated Two videocassettes.
Golden Hammer Awards, Programs 2000-2001
Holy Cross Neighborhood: Planning for Community Development 1995 From the University of New Orleans College of Urban and Public Affairs.
Holy Ghost Community Planning Project 1996 Prepared for Councilmember Oliver Thomas and All Congregations Together by Wendel Dufour and Patrick Haughey.
Home Investment Partnership Program Audit Report 1995
Home Investment Partnership Program, Response to Office of Inspector General's Draft Audit of the New Orleans H.O.M.E. Program 1995
Housing Authority of New Orleans Executive Monitor Monthly Report (March) 2001
Housing Authority of New Orleans Response to Accompany the Audit Report on HANO's Public Housing Operations 1994 94-FW-201-1005.
Housing Authority of New Orleans, Comprehensive Grant Program (CGP) Comprehensive Plan 1996

Box 4

Housing Authority of New Orleans, Viability Assessment and Proposal Revitalization Strategies 1996 Draft.
Housing Blight undated 3/4 in. videotape.
Housing Report (DHND, 1996) 1997
Housing Summit 1994
Housing Summit 1995
Housing, Press Stories 1994-1996

Box 5

HUD/HANO Cooperative Endeavor Work Plan 1996
Live Oak Apartments Community Plan 1998 Report of the Louisiana Urban Technical Assistance Center at the University of New Orleans.
Neighborhood Housing Improvement Funds 1994 Vol. 2, tables 1-15.
Neighborhood Housing Improvement Funds 1994 Vol. 3, tables 16-30.
Partners in Homeownership Application 1996
Request for Proposals, Development of Management Information System for DHND 1997

Box 6

Restore America 2002 Bob Vila videocassette.
St. James A,M.E. Homes of New Orleans, Inc. Loan Proposal 1995 For affordable rental apartments in the Treme community.
St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church Inventory of Residences in Treme (Squares 218 & 244) 1995
Treme Community Special Purpose Grant Reorganization Report 1994 Submitted by Mills Consultant Services, Inc.
Treme/7th Ward Status Report 1998
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