Urban Revitalization in the Heart of Historic New Orleans

Faubourg Lafitte


On-Site bounded by Lafitte Street, Orleans Avenue, N. Claiborne Avenue, and N. Rocheblave Avenue.

Off-Site Faubourg Lafitte shares the same boundaries as NEWCITY.

Total Development Cost

$400 million


Following Hurricane Katrina, Providence Community Housing and Enterprise Community Partners were selected by HUD and the Housing Authority of New Orleans to plan and develop a new community on and around the site of the former Lafitte public housing development, a 27.5 acre parcel containing 896 apartments in New Orleans’ historic Tremé/Lafitte neighborhood.

Once complete, the project will include a one-for-one replacement of all 896 subsidized apartments as well as the construction of homeownership and moderate income rental units. In developing this new community in partnership with L&M Development Partners, the Lafitte Residents Council, and the Housing Authority of New Orleans, among others, Providence & Enterprise formally committed to:

  • Absolute opportunity for former Lafitte residents to return
  • One-for-one replacement of each pre-Katrina subsidized apartment with a suitable and comparable apartment in the same community
  • Active and meaningful participation of residents in the redevelopment planning process
  • Community supportive services for all residents, both in New Orleans and in other cities

Complete as of July, 2013

Nearly 42% of completed apartments are leased by former Lafitte residents.

  • 445 units total
    • 276 affordable rentals on the former Lafitte site (on-site)
    • 94 rentals within NEWCITY, not on the former Lafitte site (off-site)
    • 75 homes for sale, located off-site within NEWCITY

Projected next 3-5 years

  • 287 rental units
    • 100-unit senior building on-site at Orleans & Galvez
    • 89 market rate and workforce level rentals on-site
    • 92 off-site affordable rentals
  • 80 additional homes for sale
    • 52  homes for sale on-site
    • 28 homes for sale off-site




© NEWCITY 2013