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News & Events 

July 16, 2017

Houma School is now Academy Place Apartments.

Bayou Cane helps Address Housing Needs

Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet discusses Bayou Cane Apartments during a Parish update on Fox 8.

October 24, 2014

Victor Smeltz is Executive Director of Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation (RNDC). Founded in 2006, the RNDC is a collaboration between Volunteers of America National Services and Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans. Victor explains that the RNDC was formed specifically to replace work force rental housing that Hurricane Katrina had destroyed. 

Bayou Cane Groundbreaking

October 21, 2014

Work is underway on an 82 apartment, affordable-living Bayou Cane complex.


Terrebonne Parish is partnering with Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans and the Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation (RNDC) on the development, which is located on Synergy Center Boulevard. Officials gathered last Wednesday to celebrate the project...

1770 Tchoupitoulas Wins a "Timmy" Award

September 9, 2014

A group of former cotton press buildings redeveloped into housing and retail, a distressed Art Deco hotel preserved as permanent supportive housing, and a vinegar warehouse converted to an art gallery are among the innovative projects chosen to receive a 2014 J. Timothy Anderson Award for Excellence in Historic Rehabilitation (“Timmy” Award)...

Affordable Housing Finance: Housing and Food Meet in New Orleans

December 19, 2013

One ambitious development delivers affordable housing, healthy food options, and job opportunities in New Orleans.  Centennial Place provides housing with 52 moderate-income...

1770 Tchoupitoulas Grand Opening

October 30, 2013

Inside a riverfront warehouse, Robin Gorman toured a shiny, over-sized kitchen Wednesday where chefs now prepare fresh lunches for her students, from black bean and sweet potato soup to turkey and cabbage...

March 15, 2013

The hard-working Mississippi riverfront has historically been a source of economic vigor for New Orleans and jobs for its residents.  Now, work is underway...

The Times Picayune: Groves Housing Community gets a new herb garden: Covington Town Talk

November 26, 2012

The Groves Housing Community soon will be able to add a little spice to their life - and to their meals - with their brand new community herb garden...

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Enterprise Community Partners: 1770 Tchoupitoulas Project Summary

In New Orleans’ Lower Garden District, a new redevelopment project is underway that will result in 52 apartments, a commercial kitchen that will prepare fresh and healthy meals...


OneWeb News: Bringing Color Back to New Orleans

November 26, 2012

Glidden Professional Paint Centers teams up with RNDC, Volunteers of America, Home Works of America and local churches and community members to paint homes as part of RNDC's continuing West 30s Revitalization Plan...


Covington City Council Approves Annexation of the Groves!

The Covington City Council has voted to annex a mixed-income housing complex on the edge of the West 30s neighborhood, a years-old project turned contentious in the run-up to the spring mayoral election...

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The Groves Holds Grand Opening in Covington

Representatives from the Louisiana Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit joined with local officials and representatives from Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation...

June 29, 2011

The first tenants will begin moving into the Groves at Mile Branch this weekend, and executives with the Covington-area development say they...

Elysian Courtyards of Gentilly

March 23, 2012

Listen to the Grand Opening Speaches of Elysian Courtyards of Gentilly (formerly Chateau Carre) - features one and two bedroom apartments and is open for leasing. 

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Affordable Housing Finance: Seniors Finalists

Built by Volunteers of America (VOA), the 200-unit development is one of a small number of affordable housing communities funded by Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone housing tax credits that has finished construction and opened its doors...

March 26, 2010

Times-Picayune : Tulane Avenue Renaissance

January 13, 2009

Just up the road from the criminal courthouse, that formidable, neoclassical facade that seems to define Tulane Avenue, developers are erecting another landmark building that seems… 

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