NEWCITY: Volunteer opportunity and resident needs survey data available

Parcel Survey

NEWCITY is currently conducting its 2015 Community Impact Measurement Parcel Survey. This survey collects vital data on the building condition, building use, and status of over 5,700 parcels in the Treme/Lafitte, Tulane/Gravier, and 7th Ward neighborhoods of New Orleans. The data is collected every other year, and provides valuable insight that helps to inform decision-making around development and tracks progress since Hurricane Katrina. The data is mapped and shared with NEWCITY partners and on Previously mapped variables include occupancy rates and blight status.

NEWCITY is requesting your help with this project!

Volunteers will:

  • Undergo a 20 minute training at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (2200 Lafitte Street)
  • Walk a NEWCITY survey area, observe property conditions, and complete scantron survey forms for each parcel within the area
  • Receive a NEWCITY T-shirt

Join NEWCITY, in partnership with the National Park Service, on Saturday, December 5th from 9:30am -12:30pm or contact Ciara Stein at 504-821-7236 or to schedule a volunteer day


Resident Survey Results

NEWCITY has completed its 2015 Residential Needs Survey and is making the collected data available to its members. This survey is the third iteration of needs assessments conducted since 2012. From June to August, NEWCITY surveyed 104 residents on their quality of life in the past, present, and projections for the future. Questions delve into perception of community change, satisfaction with services, type and placement of new businesses, safety, and more. The data provides important insights into successful initiatives in the neighborhoods, as well as problematic areas that need to be addressed. Through the reports, NEWCITY members are able to make data-driven decisions and better understand the communities they are working and living in. A sample of the report is available on the NEWCITY website. To view the full report, please contact Ciara Stein at 504-821-7236 or