We believe HOME is important to every individual regardless of income, religion, race or gender. Our work is focused on helping people find a true home where they feel safe and have access to what they need to live full lives.
Providence Community Housing operates from a holistic model that places real estate development at the center of our work. Our strategic vision expands Providence’s current operating area beyond the boundary lines of the Greater New Orleans area to serve individuals and families across the Gulf Coast.
We believe that communities are only as strong as the individuals and families that reside within them. Along with creating and preserving long-term affordable housing, Providence supports residents by connecting them to resources and services that can create opportunities and improve their quality of life.
Moreover, our development model benefits marginalized families and communities. We develop properties near places with high economic potential. Retail and community spaces within our properties provide opportunities to small businesses and community-based organizations through low-rent retail and community meeting spaces. By providing support in the areas of operations and occupancy through our developments, we help small businesses build a strong platform toward scalability and support the growth of community-based organizations working towards stronger, healthier neighborhoods.
Providence strives to provide equitable housing options that are of high quality, affordable, and near areas of opportunity. We are mindful of the ability to utilize our properties as community anchors that spark continued development and investment in targeted areas. As such, we utilize a strategic approach to assessing real estate prospects and a multi-pronged approach to development to ensure access to opportunities and resources for the communities we serve.
Providence strives to preserve the long-term affordability of existing housing through the acquisition of income-restricted or naturally affordable properties that have a potential to be converted to market rate rentals or condominiums. One of the only ways to prevent gentrification and displacement in mature, high opportunity neighborhoods is to purchase existing properties and make a long-term commitment to keep them affordable. Through acquisitions in such neighborhoods, Providence ensures a place at the table for all residents to have access to jobs, schools, transportation and health services while helping our community retain its rich history, culture, and traditions.
Through an integrated approach, Providence’s properties provide service and support to help our communities thrive. Whether through direct service or partnerships with our property management agents, case management is available to support individuals and families in need. Through case management, Providence residents can be connected to services and opportunities to improve financial stability and overall health. Providence also provides homeownership opportunities to low- to -moderate income families that stabilize neighborhoods and encourage individual wealth building.
New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (retired)
Orleans Parish Criminal District Court
The Giepert Law Firm, LLC
Ernst & Young LLP
St. Peter Claver Church
Larry G. Schedler & Associates, Inc.
Sisters of the Holy Family
Capital One Bank
Total Community Action
Enterprise Community Partners