New Orleans Housing

 

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Project Homecoming is a community development 501(c)(3) operating in the greater New Orleans area since 2006. Focusing on the restoration of neighborhoods severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, specifically serving low-income individuals and families, Project Homecoming relies heavily on AmeriCorps members to lead weekly volunteer construction groups on various work-sites. Projects range from total restorations of historic structures to ground up construction of affordable, flood safe, and energy efficient homes. During my 3 years with the organization, I managed over 6 projects and was involved with, in other capacities, over 13 other projects, and worked with over 150 volunteers. This work represents a sample from two years of work-site management with Project Homecoming, comprising both construction and volunteer instruction.

RAMPART ST (REHAB)

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Before & After

 

 

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Volunteers replacing subfloor and constructing interior load-bearing walls

 

 

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80% of the roof was replaced due to damage from Hurricane Katrina

 

 

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Original shotgun layout was traded for a contemporary, single-family arrangement

 

 

OVERTON ST (NEW CONSTRUCTION)

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Framing the deck

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Working with volunteers to raise the new walls

 

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