Our Work in the Gulf Coast

Read about our work with local partners in the Gulf Coast.

Faubourg Lafitte – New Orleans

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Destroyed by the hurricanes, now revitalized,
a place to call home for Lafitte residents.

Enterprise, Providence Community Housing and L+M Development Partners, Inc. are redeveloping the community on and around the site of the former Lafitte public housing development. This 27.5-acre development contained 900 apartments in the historic Tremé/Lafitte neighborhood of New Orleans.

  • In February 2011, we celebrated the opening of the first 134 apartments.
  • All apartments meet the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and will be seeking the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Neighborhood Development certification which will be one of the first projects in the state.
  • The adjacent Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (STNC) is a hub for supportive services for Lafitte residents and others in the community. STNC programs focus on five asset-based components: youth development, job readiness, senior services, health & wellness, and community building.
  • When complete, the Faubourg Lafitte development will include 900 affordable apartments and 600 for-sale or market-rate rental homes.

Baptist Town Cottages – Greenwood, Miss.

A revitalized neighborhood is emerging from a deserted lot in Greenwood, Miss. Twenty-six factory-built cottage homes donated by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to the city of Greenwood will provide opportunity to families who thought homeownership was out of reach. Families earning less than 50 percent of the area-median income are eligible to partner with the Greenwood-Leflore Fuller Center for Housing to purchase one of the homes.

  • The new homes in the historic Baptist Town neighborhood are the ambitious development project of a host of partners including the Greenwood-Leflore Economic Development Foundation, Mississippi State University’s Carl Small Town Center, Greenwood-Leflore Fuller Center for Housing and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.’s Rose Architectural Fellowship.
  • The energy-efficient cottages are among the 3,000 that were built by the state of Mississippi as alternatives to the FEMA travel trailer.
  • Enterprise is working with local nonprofits and housing developers to demonstrate how these cottages can provide high-quality, permanent affordable housing when used in an appropriate setting.

Centennial Place and Fresh Food Factor – New Orleans

1770 Tchoupitoulas is the adaptive reuse of three industrial buildings along the Mississippi River waterfront that have been vacant for 20 years. Centennial Place includes 52 units of mixed income housing, 27 will be affordable to families earning up to 80 percent of area median income. Fresh Food Factor is a commercial kitchen that prepares fresh and healthy meals for schools and social service clients and offer job training, and retail and warehouse space in a rapidly transforming neighborhood.

  • The project was developed by Renaissance Neighborhood Corporation. The Fresh Food Factor is operated by Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans. They anticipate serving 110 low-income clients and 2,110 students at eight area schools by its fifth year of operations. 
  • The residential portion is certified Enterprise Green Communities and LEED Gold.  The commercial building is also LEED certified. 
  • Enterprise provided $10 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation to the project.