The Lower 9th Ward Homeowner’s Association is still seeking donations. This organization attempts to protect the temporary housing for numerous residents that were displaced by the storm, but want to return to their home.
Unfortunately they don’t have the resources to do this. Mainly senior citizens were the previous residents of the Lower 9th Ward. They do not have the financial capital for reconstructing their homes. With the help of donations, the organization wants to repurchase the already taken houses of the owners that were powerless to pay the taxes on the goods.
The Lower 9th Ward Homeowner’s Association wants to construct temporary housing by buying materials and utilizing free home construction services that work for church and non-profit organizations. This will enable, especially seniors, to go back to their old neighborhood and with a bit of luck to offer them a “stepping off point” to begin the reconstruction of their homes.
The mission of the Homeowner’s Association is to make the rebuilding and homecoming of the Lower Ninth Ward to an energetic community possible and to avoid outside interests from taking the ground and using it for re-developments that the previous residents couldn’t pay for. As well the organization Lower 9th Ward Homeowner’s Association offers financial and material support.
Who has returned
The association created a map of the Lower 9th Ward. They are using different pins:
- The green pin: It represents citizens that moved back to their houses.
- The yellow pin: It represents citizens that think about coming back to their houses.
- The red pin: It represents citizens that will not come back to their home.
- The white pin: It represents FEMA trailers.