Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association: A Great Asset for the Community

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Neighborhood Associations are an invaluable community resource; they foster community engagement, address neighborhood concerns and bring about a feeling of pride and inclusiveness for residents. Our Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association is no different. Comprised of resident leaders from the greater Faubourg Lafitte footprint, these individuals donate their time and their talents to fostering a greater sense of community in the area.

As Ambassadors of Goodwill, the FLTA represents the residents of Faubourg Lafitte at monthly resident meetings at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, monthly meetings with Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and NEWCITY Neighborhood Partnership meetings. FLTA members also serve as the voice of the Faubourg Lafitte community at City Council meetings. Residents can feel confident in reaching out to the FLTA to voice their concerns related to matters ranging from neighborhood safety to property maintenance.

Through seed funding from Providence Community Housing, in partnership with NeighborWorks America, the FLTA has grown from a group of residents to a formalized nonprofit 501c3 organization. The FLTA works to bring people and organizations together for the betterment of the community. They strive to empower their neighborhood by fostering a sense of community among residents. The group works in tandem with Providence’s Community Services staff members to encourage participation in Providence’s community-based initiatives as well as work with the Asset & Property Management team to address challenges and opportunities within the community.

Lately, the FLTA has been working with HANO and NOPD related to crime-prevention measures and community building activities. HANO now as a patrol route designated to the greater Faubourg Lafitte footprint and FLTA is working with HANO to host a summer movie night. FLTA also works with many community organizations to bolster community engagement in the neighborhood. Annual events include Taking Back Tremé – a Neighborhood Watch and outreach campaign open to the residents to encourage safety and neighborhood participation, and Celebration of Life – a dinner event open to the residents to honor the achievements and contributions of community members. FLTA celebrates students who graduate with high honors, residents who have opened small businesses, and those that have put time and energy into improving themselves or the community and this year FLTA will be hosting the first Community Crawfish Boil.

To learn more about this great partner and community group, visit the Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FaubourgLafitteTenantsAssociation or give them a call at (504) 227-3012.