Neighborhood Engagement Office
Mayor's Office Announces New Initiative on Racial Reconciliation
The Welcome Table New Orleans Promotes Relationship Building Among Citizens to Improve Communities.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new multi-year initiative focused on race, reconciliation and community-building. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Welcome Table New Orleans, will bring citizens of different racial groups and backgrounds together to build relationships that lead to improvements in key areas throughout the city.
The Welcome Table New Orleans will be offered in partnership with the William WinteR Institute for Racial Reconciliation. Housed at the University of Mississippi and founded by former Governor William Winter, the Institute works with communities to faciliate meaningful and honest discussions about race in respectful, safe and structured spaces. The discussions begin with relationship building and can lead to citizen-led efforts that positively impact communities. The Urban Leage of Greater New Orleans is also a partner in this effort.
To learn more about the initiative, join us for an information session on Monday, April 28th at 6:00pm at New Hope Baptist Church OR Tuesday, April 29th at St. Roch Community Church.
Wells Fargo Funds Still Available for Home Down Payments
Are you looking to buy a home in the City of New Orleans? If so, look into the NeighborhoodLIFT® program to see how it may help you.
If eligible, you may receive $15,000 for down payment assistance.
The program is sponsored by Wells Fargo in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations. Click here for more detailed information about the program and to see if you qualify.
To find out more, please visit the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program page.