Rural Voices

Summer 2011: Lower Mississippi Delta

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Housing in the Mississippi Delta
by Congressman Bennie Thompson


Lower Mississippi Delta Nonprofit Capacity Survey Results Summary
A summary of HAC’s survey of Delta nonprofit housing developers, implemented to gain a better understanding of the existing network of organizations and their needs.

Housing Rehabilitation in the Delta
By David Hargrove
Partnering with local high schools, the Purchase Area Housing Corporation is building homes and providing valuable job training for local youth at the same time.

Making Homeownership Attainable: Family Resources of New Orleans
By Paula Pete
Family Resources of New Orleans is working in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill to help families who are still struggling to recover.

From Helpless to Hopeful to Homeowner
By Dazetta L. Thorne
Seventh District Pavilion, Inc., is finding success through its housing counseling program one homeowner at a time.\

When Lightning Strikes Twice: Disaster Recovery in Yazoo County
By Linda Smith
After the county was hit by tornadoes twice in less than eight months, the Esther Stewart Buford Foundation is working to help families prepare for the next storm.

“Building Today’s Communities for Tomorrow” in Louisiana
By Emel J. Alexander and Vernard Sterling, Jr.
Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation relies on partnerships to help the residents of Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes help themselves.