The City Council recognized A Better Future, Inc. for its contributions to the city of New Orleans. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit is dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans by restoring communities one blighted property at a time. Thier work aims to provide affordable housing for first responders, senior citizens and veterans primarily in the communities of Hollygrove and Gert Town. New Orleans Saints' safety, Jairus Byrd, has greatly assisted in funding their efforts.
In its second year, A Better Future, Inc. is currently rebuilding a house in Hollygrove and has already rebuilt a property in Gert Town. The organization's founders, Robin Fennidy and Joann Bland, recognize that affordable housing is difficult to find, and they are committed to alleviating the issue through the work of A Better Future, Inc.
After rebuilding the property in Hollygrove, A Better Future, Inc. plans on selling the house and using the revenue to fund future refurbishes. Through their efforts, A Better Future, Inc. is providing affordable housing while renewing the city and catering to the community members who have served it. Community members can apply to live in the properties built by A Better Future, and a homeowner will be chosen by organization leaders and Jairus Byrd.
"We appreciate that you are coming from a spirit of empathy because that is needed in our city," said District "B" Councilmember LaToya Cantrell. "Thank you for recognizing that everyone has a different story and being ready to listen to every one of those different stories.