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Lend your voice in support
Let New Orleans families know that you stand with them. Sign the pledge and show your support:
“I pledge my support for the New Orleans families who are still without homes five years after Hurricane Katrina. Enough is enough.”
NOLA families that need your help
supporters who stand with them
Family financial stability cannot be achieved without safe, affordable, stable housing, which is a key component of United Way’s Income Initiative.
- Today, New Orleans only has 89 percent of its pre-Katrina population.
- Only 70 percent of the jobs based in New Orleans pre-Katrina exist today.
- The cost of rental property in New Orleans increased by 49 percent since Katrina.
- Pre-Katrina, New Orleans had seventeen hospitals with emergency rooms. Today it has eleven.
The mission of the St. Bernard Project is to create housing opportunities so that Hurricane Katrina survivors can return to their homes and communities. The St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit, community-based organization carries out its mission through three primary programs: Rebuilding Program, Center for Wellness and Mental Health and Senior Housing Program.